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Cheteshwar Pujara To Be Felicitated By DDCA On 100th Test

Cheteshwar Pujara made his Test debut in 2010 against Australia in Bengaluru

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara

The 35-year-old is set to play his 100th career Test match at the Kotla. The Delhi & District association of India (DDCA) will honor Cheteshwar Pujara during the second Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Arun Jaitley Stadium, starting Friday.

Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of his 100th Test appearance said,” Never thought I would play a hundred Tests”.

Cheteshwar Pujara made his Test debut in 2010 against Australia in Bengaluru in the second Test making 4 and 72 in a winning effort. In 99 Tests, Pujara has scored 7021 runs at 44.15 with 19 hundred and 34 fifties with a best of 206* which came against England at Ahmedabad in 2012.

Pujara will become only the 13th Indian player to reach the 100 matches milestone in Tests when he takes the field for the second Test.

Statement of DDCA Joint Secretary

“We will be honoring Cheteshwar Pujara with a memento before the start of Day 1 here at the Arun Jaitley Stadium,” DDCA Joint Secretary, Rajan Manchanda told Cricket Next.

“President Rohan Jaitley will be present during the felicitation ceremony along with the other office bearers here. This will be separate from what the BCCI has planned for Pujara’s 100th Test,” DDCA Joint Secretary added.

The second Test of the series will be held in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium from February 17 to 21. Delhi is hosting its first Test since December 2017. India has a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.

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