Cheteshwar Pujara became the 13th player to play 100 Test matches for India, and Sunil Gavaskar, a former India captain, congratulated him before India’s second Test match against Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The consistently dependable cricketer made his red-ball debut in October 2010 and has since amassed 7021 runs in the game’s longest format. Since more than a decade ago, Pujara has played a significant role in the team and has excelled both at home and abroad.
Gavaskar acknowledged this and praised Pujara for his dedication, self-assurance, and ability to maintain focus while working hard to complete the task. He also talked about how he stood up and proven himself repeatedly in the face of manyprofessional ups and downs.
We all have the desire of playing for India when we are young, whether we are playing at home, on the streets, or in maidans. It’s an incredible feeling, and you want to repeat it endlessly. To recover from terrible times and maintain your focus on finishing the task at hand, you need a lot of hard effort, perseverance, and self-belief. It seems as though you are carrying the Indian flag when you step up to the plate. You risked your life for India, Gavaskar said during the ceremony of congratulations.
You’ve endured the blows, risen above them, and forced the bowlers to work for your wicket. You should be proud of every run you scored for India.professional ups and downs.
You’ve served as an example of what perseverance, confidence, and dreams can accomplish. The 73-year-old continued, “Welcome to the 100th Test club.
None of the other 12 Indian cricketers who played 100 Test matches, despite doing so, were able to record a century on that crucial day. Gavaskar prayed that Pujara will be the first to rectify that.