Twitter Reactions Pujara 100: Cheteshwar Pujara plays his 100th Test and joins an exclusive, elite group

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Twitter Reactions Pujara 100: On Friday, February 17, Cheteshwar Pujara, a seasoned cricketer for India, hit the field at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi to play in his 100th Test match for his country’s team against Australia. Pujara reached a significant milestone by becoming the second cricketer to play 100 Tests in their career when India and Australia squared off in the second of the four-match series.

Despite his brilliant batting performance in the test matches, the Sourashtrian player faced many ups and downs before and after his place in India’s Test team. Now he is entering into the elite club of 100th Test.

Pujara’s Test Timeline (Milestone)

1st Test Match

Vs Australia

50th Test Match

Vs New Zealand

100th Test Match

Vs Australia

Prior to the second Test, the 35-year-old got a guard of honour from the team and an unique cap from India great Sunil Gavaskar to mark the occasion. Pujara was overjoyed to receive the cap from the former India cricketer and thanked the board, family, and well-wishers for helping him reach the significant milestone.

“It is an honour to receive this cap from you, legends like you have inspired me (On getting the cap from Sunil Gavaskar). I wanted to play for India as a youngster but I never thought I’d get to 100 Test matches. Test cricket is the ultimate format for me, it challenges you just like life,”

The batsman scored 7,021 runs for Team India before his 100th Test, averaging 44.15 runs with 19 hundreds and 34 fifties, and his greatest career performance was 206 not out against England in Ahmedabad in 2012. India now leads the series 1-0, and when Pujara plays his 100th Test, he will be looking to provide his team with the important runs and try to put up a strong innings.

Indian Players achieved 100+ Test Milestone

No.PlayerDateTeam(s)SpanTotal matches
1Sunil Gavaskar17/10/1984 India1971–1987125
2Dilip Vengsarkar24/11/1988 India1976–1992116
3Kapil Dev15/11/1989 India1978–1994131
4Sachin Tendulkar05/09/2002 India1989–2013200
5Anil Kumble18/12/2005 India1990–2008132
6Rahul Dravid18/03/2006 India / ICC World XI1996–2012164
7Sourav Ganguly26/12/2007 India1996–2008113
8VVS Laxman06/11/2008 India1996–2012134
9Virender Sehwag23/11/2012 India / ICC World XI2001–2013104
10Harbhajan Singh22/02/2013 India1998–2015103
11Ishant Sharma 24/02/2021 India2007–present105
12Virat Kohli 04/03/2022 India2011–present105
13Cheteshwar Pujara17/02/2023 India2010-present100

Pujara’s 100th Match

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayLive StreamingFantasy Cricket
February 17, 20239:30 amAustralia Tour of India2023IND vs AUS 2nd Test | Day 1Star Sports and HotstarDream11

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