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3 milestones Cheteshwar Pujara could achieve in the WTC final

By Bet Barter

May 11, 2021

Over the last few years, Cheteshwar Pujara has sealed his spot in the Indian national Test team. Batting at no 3 for India in the Test format, Pujara is arguably one of India’s most dependable batsmen. The 33-year-old could be the game-changer for India in the World Test Championship final against NZ. That said, here are 3 milestones that Pujara could achieve in the World Test Championship final against NZ:

3. Pujara could equal Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 4 double hundreds in the Test format

Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar is arguably one of the most successful cricketers in Test history. In his Test career, Gavaskar amassed a remarkable 10122 runs, with 4 double centuries in total. Furthermore, Gavaskar also boasted a tremendous batting average of 51.12 in his Test career. Currently, Pujara has 3 double centuries to his name in the longest format of the game. If Pujara notches a double century in the WTC final, he could equal Gavaskar’s record. Pujara’s last double hundred came against Australia back in 2017.

2. Pujara is 256 runs shy of registering 6500 runs in the Test format

The 33-year-old is only 256 runs away from registering 6500 runs in the longest format of the game. Pujara is the 11th Indian batsman to amass 6000 runs in the Test format. So far, Pujara has amassed 6244 runs in his Test career. Only Virat Kohli has more runs in the Test format than Cheteshwar Pujara in the current Indian national Test team. Pujara would be eager to achieve this milestone in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

1. Pujara is 2 centuries short of registering 20 in the Test format

Cheteshwar Pujara is only 2 centuries away from registering 20 hundred in his Test career. Currently, Pujara has amassed 18 centuries and 29 half-centuries in the Test format. Pujara is the 7th Indian player with the most hundreds in the Test format. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the list. In his Test career, Tendulkar has racked up a remarkable 51 centuries in total. Indian fans will expect Pujara to notch his 20th Test hundred in the WTC final against New Zealand.

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