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Cheteshwar Pujara on Friday morning received a momento in the form of a cap from former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on achieving a feat. Cheteshwar Pujara joined the elite list after he stepped out to play his 100th Test. The Indian Test batter was accompanied by his wife and father along with his daughter and all his teammates before Gavaskar felicitated him on his 100th Test. Earlier, Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first.

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With this special feat, the Indian batter has become only the thirteenth player in the history of Indian cricket to achieve this rare feat. The 35 -year-old joined an elite list of Indian batters to have achieved the feat which includes Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli.  The current wall of Indian Test cricket   shared his thoughts on this occasion as he thanked the BCCI, teammates, his wife, family, and friends for always supporting him.

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“It is an honour to receive this cap from you (Sunil Gavaskar), legends like you have inspired me. I wanted to play for India as a youngster, but I never thought I’d get to 100 Test matches. Test cricket is the ultimate format for me, it challenges you just like life,” he said.


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“To all youngsters, I’d encourage y’all to work hard to play Test cricket for India. I’d like to thank my wife, my family, everyone in BCCI and all my teammates who’ve supported me throughout this journey,” he further added during the felicitation.


Team India’s Playing XI in 2nd Test:

Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj

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