Indian test batter, Cheteshwar Pujara finally ended his century drought after more than 3 years. The ton came against Bangladesh.
Cheteshwar Pujara has had a tough time the last 3 years. Right when the sport resumed post the pandemic, Pujara lost his form. He could not recover from the slump. As a result, the wall of the Indian cricket team in test format, Pujara got dropped from the team.
Ever since Pujara has played musical chairs in the Indian squad. Sometimes he even struggled to find a spot in the 15-member squad. However, Pujara did not back down and went to England for county. The right-hander played some impressive knocks and scored a record breaking number in the tournament.
The county stint marked Pujara’s return. Cheteshwar Pujara received a call-up for the 2-match test series against Bangladesh. He did not let this opportunity slip. Pujara looked good in the first innings but missed out on a century by just 10 runs. He got dismissed off 90 runs in the first innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 19th ton in the test
Cheteshwar Pujara got a chance at redemption in the second inning. India did not impose the follow-on and decided to bat again. The visitors needed some quick runs to impose a good lead in less time. Pujara played against his natural self and attacked from the front. Cheteshwar Pujara ended his century drought and scored 102 runs at a strike rate of 78. His wild celebration displayed what a relieving moment it was for the batter.
Pujara struggled to reach the 3 figure mark in 3 long years. However, Pujara’s determination and mindset got him back on track. His ton gave India a massive lead of 523 and KL Rahul decided to declare the innings.
Bangladesh managed to remain at wicket loss at the end of Day 3. India is the favorite for the win as of now.
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