England Country Cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara 200 on Sussex debut
Pujara 200 on Sussex debut: ‘Glad that I could contribute’ – Cheteshwar Pujara after scoring remarkable double ton on Sussex debut.
What a Debut! A @SussexCCC debut to remember for Cheteshwar Pujara.#CountyCricket #TeamIndia #BCCI pic.twitter.com/KzPqN9BAmj— CriiicWorld #IPL2022 🏆 (@Criiicworld) April 17, 2022
Pujara relished in his debut game for Sussex and the same could help him getting back in the national team for Test Cricket.
Pujara #pujara #testcricket https://t.co/Av1L7ZlD1z— CriiicWorld #IPL2022 🏆 (@Criiicworld) April 17, 2022
Veteran Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara has made a strong statement by smashing a brilliant double century on Sussex debut. He scored an unbeaten 201 off 387 deliveries in the second innings of the County Championship Division 2 game against Derbyshire. His efforts helped Sussex bounce back in the game and earn a draw on Sunday (April 17). The 34-year-old was elated with his effort and he expressed the same after the game. Making his debut for Sussex, Pujara was dismissed for six off 15 balls in his first innings
Cheteshwar Pujara determined to continue his sensational run
Pujara 200 on Sussex debut: Nonetheless, Pujara relished in his debut game for Sussex and the same could help him getting back in the national team. “Enjoyed my debut game for @sussexccc. Glad that I could contribute to the team’s cause. Looking forward to the next game,” Pujara wrote on the KOO app.
Pujara didn’t get any buyers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction. Hence, he opted to polish his skills in County cricket.
Although the batter has endured a lean patch lately, his overall Test record is still staggering. Pujara has played 95 matches in the longest format of the game, scoring 6713 runs at an average of 43.87. He has also smashed 18 centuries alongside 32 fifties in whites. Hence, selectors have all the reasons to give Pujara a recall if he does well consistently.
Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan make Sussex debut in County cricket.
“I am extremely excited to be able to bring in players of Rizwan and Pujara’s quality into the side. Not only are they absolute world-class cricketers that will boost our performances on the pitch, but to have them around the boys and in the dressing room can only be a positive,” said the head coach in a team statement.