Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs. 50 Lakh in the IPL 2021 Auction held on February 18 in Chennai. Notably, Pujara has established himself as one of the finest Test batsmen but he hasn’t been able to make a mark in T20 cricket.
He recently went on to say that he has the desire to play in limited-overs cricket for the national team and he also stated that he has desires to play in the IPL. This comes as a massive bid for Pujara, who has always focussed on playing in Test cricket for the national team. He has been named the new wall of team India.
Cheteshwar Pujara Sold To Chennai Super Kings For 50 Lakh Rupees
Pujara was sold to Chennai Super Kings for 50 Lakh rupees in the IPL 2021 auction that took place on February 19 in Chennai. Pujara had a fantastic tour of Australia recently as India went on to beat the Aussies for the second consecutive time in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. He had two great contributions with the bat in the last two Tests.
As far as Pujara’s statistics is concerned, Pujara has played a total of 83 Test matches and went on to score more than 6000 runs in the format. In the IPL, he has played a total of 30 matches so far and he has scored 390 runs at an average of 20.53. However, he has a strike rate of 99 in the games played so far.