On Tuesday, Cheteshwar Pujara scored a brilliant century while playing for Sussex in County Championship Division-2.
Cheteshwar Pujara, the player of the Indian team, is performing brilliantly in county cricket. On Tuesday, Pujara scored a brilliant century while playing for Sussex in the County Championship Division-2. Pujara completed his century in 144 balls while batting very fast. During this he hit 9 fours and a six. In this ongoing match at Lord’s, Pujara is unbeaten on 115 till the stumps of the first day.
This was Pujara’s fifth century in this county season. Cheteshwar Pujara had earlier scored 720 runs in 5 matches at an average of 120 for Sussex in the first half of the County Division-2 Championship. During this he scored 4 centuries, including two double centuries.
Pujara doing what he does best, scoring runs.@cheteshwar1 pic.twitter.com/NiKOkV6dct
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) July 19, 2022
The special thing is that Pujara is also handling the responsibility of captaincy of Sussex in this match. Actually the Sussex team’s regular captain Tom Haynes has been injured. Haynes will be off the field for the next 6-7 weeks. In such a situation, Pujara was appointed the interim captain of the team by the Sussex Management.
Due to poor form, 34-year-old Pujara could not find a place in the team for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka this year. After this Pujara turned to county cricket to regain his form, where he is performing well. Due to this Pujara was included in Team India for the recently held Edgbaston match against England. Pujara scored 66 runs in India’s second innings in the Edgbaston Test match. However, this innings of Pujara went in vain and India were defeated by seven wickets.