Cheteshwar Pujara has became the first Indian player to play 500 balls in a test cricket series. Scored 202 runs off 525 balls. Its honor to have Cheteshwar Pujara in Indian cricket team. After M. S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli, he is going to be the most favorite cricketer of India. Cheteshwar Pujara smashed double century in 1st inning of 3rd test match. Dravid no longer has faced the most balls for Indian in an inning, Cheteshwar Pujara has. Vishaal Loganathan and Aayush Puthran had an interview with Cheteshwar Pujara where they talked about what it is to be him- at home, as a mentor, on the training field and outside cricket.
Previously the most ball faced by Indian cricketer was in 2004 by Rahul Dravid ans count was 495 balls. The boy breaking Rahul Dravid’s test record is Cheteshwar Pujara who has played successfully 525 balls in an inning. Proud moment for all Indian cricket players as well as all Indians.
Cheteshwar Pujara said : I have that experience of playing these innings in domestic cricket and scoring big runs. It is the experience that matters a lot. All in all the team needed us to build these partnerships and that is what Wriddhi and I did when we were out in the middle. We wanted to get close to their total because of which I had to restrict myself. You look at the bigger picture and I wanted to play more shots but had to contain myself despite watching the ball really well. (On batting with Saha) We communicate with each other. We’ve played a lot of cricket together. We’ve done it for the ‘A’ team as well on a number of occasions. Off the field too we know each other well, play a lot of FIFA in the room and spend a lot of time together. The understanding is there and in the Irani we built a partnership as well just when the side needed. He plays with the tail as well and when I was there he was confident that there was a set batsmen there. It will be a challenging wicket. We are very sure that our spinners will bowl well. When it comes to day 5, the Ranchi pitch will turn more. there are quite a few cracks and our bowlers are capable of bowling in one area and there is enough rough and cracks for them.
Cheteshwar Pujara 202 runs off 525 Balls Highlights
What a performance by an Indian Cricket Player Cheteshwar Pujara. His batting was praise worthy. The most hardworking player showed his strength in 3rd test match against Australia. He has won millions of heart by playing excellent in India vs Australia 3rd test match, 1st inning. Cheteshwar Pujara has much more potential and can perform more better as he claimed in his small interview. The record breaker Cheteshwar Pujara has created history for playing most balls in test series. Broke the record of Rahul Dravid who played 495 ball. Here is the complete highlights of Cheteshwar Pujara smashed 202 runs off 525 balls. Soon we will update Cheteshwar Pujara batting video from 3rd test match – Indian vs Australia. Without hitting a single 6’s he scored double century in the 1st inning of 3rd test match against Australia, today. Go through Cheteshwar Pujara double century highlights here. Cheteshwar Pujara 202 off 525 balls highlights-
37.5 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, tired full toss on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket. Just get the day done with..
51.2 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, pressure-releasing boundary. First loose ball in a while, slightly short and on leg, Pujara rocked back and whipped it wide of mid-wicket. Kept racing away
65.4 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, he mistimed one on-drive earlier in the day against Cummins, no such problems this time. The bottom hand doesn’t take over fully. It is overpitched and he drills it to the left of mid-on. Races away
69.1 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, another on-drive. Can he beat the diving mid-on? Yes he can. Too full from Hazlewood and Pujara powers the drive, past the stumps and mid-on is too wide to cut it off. Thumped the shot hard into the turf and Pujara will get four more
71.1 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, there are men close for the uppish hit near mid-wicket, but Pujara had this under control. Hazlewood shapes one full and into Pujara, the batsman flicks between short mid-wicket and square leg, hit all along the ground for four
74.3 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, whipped away uppishly, turns out to be a safe shot with no one at mid-wicket. Just short enough for Pujara to rock back, hit that well and more importantly got the placement right.
75 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, down the track and the bat made an excellent sound as it met the ball. What a way to bring up the fifty – his 15th in Tests. Such a wonderful player to have in your team under pressure. Stays calm and bats long. The dressing room applauds the effort. This was a flighted delivery just outside off stump, Pujara steps out and crunches the cover-drive wide of extra-cover
79.5 Lyon to Pujara, FOUR, now he succeeds in getting closer to the pitch of the ball after stepping out, the off-drive comes out, mid-off is slightly wide and he had no chance
80.2 Pat Cummins to Pujara, FOUR, looking for some swing, Pat Cummins bowls a full toss, it turns out to be an easy ball for Pujara, who waits for the ball to come and flicks it nicely along the ground through mid-wicket. It’s 222/2
82.1 Pat Cummins to Pujara, FOUR, off the bat and just past the diving Matthew Wade. He thinks he almost had that. Was an excellent dive and he wasn’t far away from the ball. Short of a length delivery down the leg-side, Pujara tries to glance, it goes very fine and he was almost caught
82.4 Pat Cummins to Pujara, FOUR, cut away nicely off the back foot, Lyon at backward point dives to his left and gets a hand on it, yet the ball escapes to the boundary. It was short and wide and Pujara didn’t miss out
84.1 Lyon to Pujara, FOUR, Pujara attacks Lyon with a cover drive, but the ball takes a thickish outside edge and rolled through short third man. Looked like the batsman wanted to step out, then reached out to play as he couldn’t get to the ball
90.4 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, jumps down the track and then whips the clip by taking the ball on the full to pierce the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on. Moves to 95..
90.5 O’Keefe to Pujara, byes, FOUR, a poor delivery, Pujara misses the tickle, the ball though did kiss the glove-tips of the keeper before speeding away to the fence. Runs coming thick and fast for the Indians..50 for the duo in 61 balls..
94.4 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, comes down the track a tad and drives, the ball races past the reach of the man at mid-off
119.4 Pat Cummins to Pujara, FOUR, hops a cut through covers. So early he reads the length, jumps in the air and flays it well in front of square. 121 now
134.2 O’Keefe to Pujara, FOUR, short enough for Pujara to rock back and pull. It came slowly and gave enough time for Pujara to adjust and play accordingly, sent that through mid-wicket
149 Lyon to Pujara, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Pujara guides it past slip and that’s his 150. Top knock from India’s No. 3. His calmness at the crease under pressure is amazing to watch
162.4 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, swung in, but he didn’t get his lines right, anything on middle and leg and Pujara will put it away with utmost ease, keeps his head straight and flicks it past mid-on
173.2 Hazlewood to Pujara, FOUR, luck flying away from Australia’s reach. Short and slipping down leg, Pujara gets some wood on the flick, hit the thigh pad too. Wade dives full length to his left, air-borne but to no avail
191.3 Lyon to Pujara, 1 run, 200 for CHE PUJARA! Remember the man. He is the man for India. In Test cricket. Not Kohli. Not Rahane. Not anyone else. It is CHE PUJARA. His best innings in his career. Without a shadow of doubt. He hasn’t put a foot wrong. One of the best and chance-less double tons you will see ever in the history of Test cricket. Not a sniff given to the bowlers. And look at how everyone are reacting including the man himself.
193.2 Lyon to Pujara, out Caught by Maxwell!! End of a marathon. I saw Maxwell and Renshaw come up to shake his hand. He looks disappointed at getting out. After playing 525 balls. This man is unbelievable. Let me tell you that. Went back to flick and the ball stopped on him a tad and he finds short mid-wicket. Easy catch. Lyon finally gets a wicket after 75 overs. He must be relieved. Off walks Pujara to the loudest reception that Ranchi can give. And the replays show that Pujara was so aghast at getting out that he slammed his bat into his pad in frustration. Then Maxi walked to offer his hand. End of one of the best Test innings ever. Skill, patience, concentration, mental strength – I could go on and on and on. Just like Pujara. Pujara c Maxwell b Lyon 202(525) [4s-21]