Cheteshwar Pujara Full Biography Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family & More

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Cheteshwar Pujara Biography

Born On 25 Jan 1988, Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian cricketer. His focus at the crease and the ability to make runs faster is what separates him from the rest. Pujara completed more than four and a half thousand runs in his test match career with an impressive batting average of 50.34. Pujara’s father was also a cricketer who inspired to play cricket for his country. Pujara completed BBA but plays cricket as his profession. In 2014, Cheteshwar was appointed as the ‘brand ambassador‘ for the state of Gujarat by the Election Commission. Read below to know more about the Cheteshwar Pujara biography.

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Source: MidDay
  • Name: Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Nickname: Chintu, Good Boy
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Right-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm leg spin

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Cheteshwar Pujara Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 6’0″
  • Weight (approx.): 71 Kg
  • Eye Colour: Light Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Cheteshwar Pujara

  • Date of Birth: 25 January 1988
  • Age: 32 Years (As of 2020)
  • Birth Place: Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya (Rajkot), RM Chhaya High School (Rajkot)
  • College: NA
  • Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Bussiness Administration (BBA) through correspondence

Cheteshwar Pujara Family

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Cheteshwar Pujara with his Dad Arvind Pujara.
Source: Sportskeeda
  • Father: Arvind Pujara (Former Cricketer)
  • Mother: Late Reena Pujara (Died 2005)
  • Brother: NA
  • Sister: NA
  • Coach/Mentor: Karsan Ghavri
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Address: NA

Cricket Career Of Cheteshwar Pujara

  • Test: India v Australia at Bengaluru, Oct 9-13, 2010
  • ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Aug 1, 2013
  • Jersey Number: #15 India
  • Domestic/State Teams: Derbyshire, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra, Yorkshire
  • Nature on the field: Calm

Cheteshwar Pujara Records

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Source: Sportskeeda
  • Cheteshwar Pujara is the 2nd fastest Indian to get to 1,000 Test runs.
  • Pujara holds the record of most balls faced by an Indian in a test inning: 525.
  • Cheteshwar is one of the nine batsmen to score three career first-class triple-centuries. He also holds a record of scoring three triple centuries within a span of one month.

Cheteshwar Pujara Preferences

  • Hobbies: Listening to old songs
  • Favorite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting
  • Favorite Sportspersons: NA
  • Favorite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Johnny Depp
  • Favorite Food: NA
  • Favorite Color: NA
  • Smoking/Alcohol: NA/NA

Cheteshwar Pujara Wife and Children

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Cheteshwar Pujara With Wife Puja Pabari
Source: Mid-Day
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Puja Pabari
  • Marriage Date: 13 February 2013
  • Children: Aditi Pujara (Born 2018)

Awards and Recognitions

  • ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

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Cheteshwar Pujara Controversies

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Lesser Known Facts

  • Cheteshwar Pujara was Man of the Tournament for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • Pujara’s father Arvind Pujara and uncle Bipin Pujara both played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
  • In 2014, Pujara was appointed as the ‘brand ambassador‘ for the state of Gujarat by the Election Commission.

Section: Cricketer Biography

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