Cheteshwar Pujara, Free Cricket Academy, India
Cheteshwar Pujara. Credits: BCCI.

Last Update on: August 8th, 2019 at 06:07 pm

It is a difficult pill to swallow for everyone. Cheteshwar Pujara has just scored a sublime hundred in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy fixture against Railways. In fact, this is Pujara’s maiden T20 hundred as the talisman batted at the top of his game. The right-hander took only 61 balls to reach his personal milestone after Railways skipper Anureet Singh decided to put the guests into bat.

Pujara scored 14 fours and one six as he scored his runs with a strike rate of 163.93. Saurashtra got off to a perfect start when their wicketkeeper-batsman Harvik Desai and Cheteshwar Pujara added 85 runs for the opening stand. Desai scored a good knock of 34 runs off just 24 balls with the help of six fours.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ranji Trophy 2018-19
Cheteshwar Pujara. Credit: Getty Images

Pujara continues his dream form.

Pujara brought out his unreal side as he was able to hit the ground running. The right-hander found the gaps to perfection and always kept his foot on the accelerator. In fact, Pujara scoring a hundred in the shortest format of the game is like a classical dancer doing hip hop.

Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa scored a quickfire knock of 46 runs off just 31 balls laced with five fours and two maximums. Uthappa was able to bring his best to the table as Saurashtra have posted a par score of 188 runs.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Saurashtra, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Cheteshwar Pujara. Credits: ESPN

Ashish Yadav was the pick of the Railways bowlers as he took one wicket and conceded 30 runs in his four overs quota. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara is in fine form in the recent past.

The talisman was the hero of the tour Down Under. Pujara had scored 521 runs and faced 1258 balls on the Australian tour to breathe down the neck of the host’s bowlers. The right-hander was the difference between the two sides and he was also awarded the Man of the series. He scored three centuries on the tour.

Here is how Twitter bowed down to Cheteshwar Pujara:


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