Cheteshwar Pujara’s Double-Century: Pujara scored his first hundred in first-class cricket in far more than 2 years in a County Championship Division Two match involving Sussex and Derbyshire. The Indian batter smashed his first hundred for Sussex in the 2nd innings, transforming it into a double-tonne, and emphasized his comeback after a low score of 6 (15) in the first innings.
Sussex men were dismissed for 174 runs in 56.3 overs, leaving Derbyshire imposing the follow-on, Derbyshire declared their initial innings at 505/8 in 133 overs, following the lead of Shan Masood’s double hundred and Wayne Madsen’s tonne. However, they rebounded in the 2nd innings, scoring 513 runs for the cost of only 3 wickets on the last day. In the 2nd innings, Pujara’s undefeated 201*(387) runs were important for his team.
Tom Haines, his captain, also hit a double century, completing his innings with 243 runs in 491 deliveries. Pujara and Haines put up a 351-run stand to assist their team comes back into action. Pujara was axed from the Indian team after the Test series versus South Africa, following a string of poor performances over the preceding 2 years. He was dropped out of the Sri Lankan series team, and his yearly salary was reduced.
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) April 17, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara’s most recent century came for Saurashtra versus Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy in January 2020. While India met Australia in Sydney in 2019, he scored his last Test century. Sussex scored 513/3 (f/o) in their most recent encounter, which finished in a tie. Pujara was making his Sussex debut. He formerly played for the counties of Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire. Earlier, Pujara was a regular member of India’s lineup.
Even after they struggled in the Test format, the team continued to trust him and Ajinkya Rahane. Cheteshwar Pujara has a total of 6713 runs in 95 games, with a top score of 206*. In the Tests, Pujara has 18 hundred, 3 double centuries, and 32 half-centuries to his belt.
Twitter Reacts To Cheteshwar Pujara’s Double-Century
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) April 17, 2022
Double hundred by #CheteshwarPujara 👏🏻
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) April 17, 2022
Amazing Stellar performance from @cheteshwar1 playing for @SussexCCC in the very first match. A double ton letting the world know his calibre and announcing his claim for selection for 1 off test against England.@BCCI #CheteshwarPujara #pujara pic.twitter.com/46k0zbuzYu
— Tejas sharma (@Tejassharma98) April 17, 2022
Sorry, what? Hanuma Vihari to replace Pujara?
Well, Cheteshwar Pujara is NOT FINISHED YET!
Scored a century on his Sussex debut! You can’t put the backbone of the test side to an abrupt end. He is a wall and has countered the criticism with a century!! #CheteshwarPujara pic.twitter.com/977MvHXzOA
— Shubham🇮🇳 (@LoyalNCTFan) April 17, 2022
— Huda Mohammad (@HudaTaibah) April 17, 2022
@cheteshwar1 has scored a double century in the county in the middle of the IPL..Now it remains to be seen whether the selectors choose him for the remaining one test.#CheteshwarPujara #CountyCricket2022
— Vipin Singh (@iamvipinsingg) April 17, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara’s Debut Match for Sussex in the County Championship:-
1st Innings – 6(15).
2nd Innings – 201*(387).
Partnership with Tom haines – 351
— Kumar Gourav (@TheKumarGourav) April 17, 2022
— sanket Jawade (@sanketjawade143) April 17, 2022
All I can say is, thanks for making #India proud and stamping on your skills as batsman with great authority. You’ve taken blows every now and then but your passion for cricket has blown us away. I wish you great success in cricketing arena #CheteshwarPujara
— Howdy_Tweeps (@Howdy_Tweeps) April 17, 2022
— Yeshwanth Kini (@YeshwanthKini) April 17, 2022