Happy Birthday Cheteshwar Pujara: Cheteshwar Pujara turned 33 today with wishes pouring in for 'India's new-Wall' on social media across the globe. Indian skipper Virat Kohli among the first to wish the Rock-solid Test star batsman on his special day. Many cricketers and fans took to their Twitter handle to extend birthday greetings to India's batting icon, who had played a crucial role in the team's historic Test series win in the Australian tour which has been recently concluded.
On Monday, India's hero in Red-ball format turned 33. Pujara, who is currently in India after the conclusion of a historic Test series against Australia, will soon be back in action in the upcoming series against England, kick start from February 5 in Chennai.
Although Mr. perfectionist Chateshwar Pujara failed to hit a century in Australia, he played some crucial knocks when India needed it most to grind down the Australian bowlers. He played the perfect foil to more attacking batsmen like Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill as India breached Australia's fortress Gabba to secure a 2-1 series win and retains Border-Gavaskar Trophy as well.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video link to one of Pujara's finest hundreds -- a knock of 143 against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. The BCCI also serenaded Cheteshwar Pujara with a small verse to hail his resilience.
"Happy birthday pujji @cheteshwar1. Wish you good health, happiness, and more hours at the crease. Have a great year ahead," tweeted Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Former India pacer RP Singh saluted Pujara in his birthday wish, pointing to the fact that the batting star was the "only 'common factor' in back to back series wins in Australia".
Happy birthday, @cheteshwar1 🎉— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2021
👕 81 Tests
🏏 6111 runs
🌟 46 fifty-plus scores
He has three Test double hundreds to his name, including a high score of 206* 👏
One of the grittiest batters in the game! pic.twitter.com/mGYnkpn0Lq
Happy birthday pujji @cheteshwar1. Wish you good health, happiness and more hours at the crease 😃. Have a great year ahead.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 25, 2021
He takes body blows— BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2021
Grinds it out in the middle
Braves it all & stands tall
81 Tests 🏏
6111 runs 👌
13572 balls faced 👏
18 hundreds 👍
Here's wishing #TeamIndia's Mr. Dependable @cheteshwar1 a very happy birthday 🎂
Let's relive one of his fine tons against Sri Lanka 🎥👇
No visiting team in the last 32 years had ever won at the Gabba before India came knocking the Aussies. Ravaged by injuries, the Indian team handed multiple debuts, and few gave the inexperienced outfit to do anything of note.
Ajinkya Rahane led the depleted Team India exemplary well and supported by the ever-present Pujara, India's young guns stood tall pulled off one of the biggest wins in Test history to leave Australia shell-shocked.
The rookie right-handed batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has so far played 11 Tests in Australia and in which he has scored three tons. Batting at an average of 47.28, the right-handed batsman has so far accumulated 993 runs. Pujara's heroics in 2018-19 also helped India become the first Asian country to beat Australia at home in a Test series.