'Bharat me toh koi is bande ko out hi nahi kar sakta' - Fans react as Cheteshwar Pujara smashes amazing double ton in Ranji Trophy 2024 match against Jharkhand

Cheteshwar Pujara played a sensational knock of 243 runs and went unbeaten in the first innings for Saurashtra against Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy 2024.

Mathew K
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Cheteshwar Pujara (File Photo: X)

Cheteshwar Pujara (File Photo: X)

The veteran Indian Test specialist batter Cheteshwar Pujara once again attracted the eyeballs for his amazing batting brilliance in red-ball cricket. He smashed a brilliant double century for his home domestic team Saurashtra against Jharkhand in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2024. Notably, Saurashtra and Jharkhand are taking on each other in their campaign opener in the ongoing edition of India’s biggest domestic tournament.

Coming back to Cheteshwar Pujara, he was in the headlines a few weeks ago after getting ignored by India’s squad for the recently concluded two-match Test series against South Africa. Alongside Pujara, another veteran batter Ajinkya Rahane was also sidelined from the Test squad for the series against Proteas.

Once again, Pujara is knocking on the doors of India’s national team with his stunning unbeaten double century, scoring 243 runs off 356 balls, and hitting 30 fours. He also stitched an unbeaten partnership of 256 runs with the number 6 batter Prerak Mankad, who also scored 104 runs off 176 balls, hitting 12 fours.

Ashish Kumar, Vikash Singh, Rahul Shukla, and Anukul Roy scalped one wicket each for Jharkhand in the first innings.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Prerak Mankad propel Saurashtra into a dominant position against Jharkhand

Jaydev Unadkat’s Saurashtra are currently looking in a very dominant position against Jharkhand with a massive first-innings lead of 436 runs, courtesy of the brilliant century and double century scored by Prerak Mankad and Cheteshwar Pujara.

At the time of filling this copy, Jharkhand had scored 81 runs for the loss of one wicket in 20 wickets and still trailed by 355 runs in the second innings at the time of Tea Break on the third day of the game.

Talking about Pujara, he is also expected to make his comeback to India’s Test Team with his heroic outings in the Ranji Trophy 2024. Rohit Sharma’s India are set to take on England in a big home assignment of five-match Test series, starting on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

Here’s how fans reacted to Cheteshwar Pujara’s double century:

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