Cheteshwar Pujara shines in 50th Test, becomes 15th Indian cricketer to score 4000 Test runs

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| 03 Aug 2017 , 02:20 PM
Cheteshwar Pujara - File photo
Cheteshwar Pujara - File photo

India’s Test cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara reached a career landmark when he amassed 4000 runs during his innings against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Colombo on Thursday.

Pujara reached the landmark in his 50th Test for India. The Saurashtra lad became the third fastest Indian to get to 4000 runs. He has taken 84 innings to accomplish the milestone, only behind Virender Sehwag (79 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (81 innings). Pujara has scored 4000 runs at a staggering average of just over 52. The dependable batsman has 12 centuries to his name besides amassing 15 half centuries.

Pujara has been the lynch pin of the Indian middle order since the departure of Indian great Rahul Dravid.Pujara has the penchant for scoring big runs courtesy his solid defence and calm temperament. A heavy run scorer in first class cricket, Pujara has been able to translate his big run scoring form for the country. In a tweet marking his 50th Test, Pujara wrote that it has been an amazing journey so far and the next Test match will be a special one for him.

First Published : Thursday, August 03, 2017 02:03 PM

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