The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is underway right now, where the star cricketers of world cricket are battling against each other in a 10-team tournament. Cheteshwar Pujara, who was a part of the Chennai Super Kings squad that won IPL 2021 last year in the UAE, went unsold at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
The right-handed batter had been struggling with his form in Test cricket as well and lost his spot as the number three Test batter of the Indian cricket team. So Cheteshwar Pujara decided to work on his game and inked a deal with Sussex in county cricket. He has been scoring heaps of runs in English conditions this year.
Looking at his numbers so far in the new county season, Pujara has scored a double hundred against Derbyshire. He remained not out on 201 in that innings. Soon after, he registered a century against Worcestershire, where he scored 109 runs. In the ongoing battle between Sussex and Durham, he has already scored 100 runs and is not out.
Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim had accurately stated that if an international cricketer decides to play domestic cricket, he should be able to dominate there.
“If you have played international cricket and then you are returning to domestic cricket, then I believe you should be able to dominate the league. You have to show that you’re being benefitted from playing at the international level,” Karim had said on Khelneeti podcast.
Fans on Twitter react as Cheteshwar Pujara roars back to form in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara has returned to form with some big knocks in county cricket. Indian cricket fans on Twitter were ecstatic to see the veteran batter send a reminder to selectors ahead of the England tour which is scheduled to happen later this year. Here are some of the Top Twitter reactions:
Meanwhile in another country, in another format, a veteran is sending reminders to @BCCI.
Cheteshwar Pujara hits third consecutive hundred for @SussexCCC.Advertisement
Well done @cheteshwar1. Keep at it.Advertisement
— Cricketologist (@AMP86793444) April 29, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara smashes his 3rd consecutive century in County Championship. He's been in marvelous form.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 29, 2022Advertisement
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) April 29, 2022
— Priyankar Samanta (@priyankar105) April 29, 2022Advertisement
Cheteshwar Pujara now has scored Hundreds in this County Championship. He scored 3 hundred, only player to have scored 3 Hundreds in this County Championship. pic.twitter.com/CzQLFkffgKAdvertisement
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 29, 2022
For a moment thought Pujara's sweater is dedicated to Kohli and Rohit in the IPL 🤭
*logs out* pic.twitter.com/cCP9TSgOCkAdvertisement
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) April 29, 2022
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 29, 2022Advertisement
— IGautam (@gautam7781) April 29, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara just scored his 3rd successive century in county cricket this season.
His scores this season:
6 & 201* vs Derbyshire
109 & 12 vs Worcs
100* of 162 balls today vs Durham (He 47* of 115 balls at one stage, scored last 53 runs in 47 balls@SussexCCC @Brian__Owen
— Aby Siby (@Aby_Siby) April 29, 2022Advertisement
Another ton for Pujara. Was on 15(45) and sped up to 106(166).Advertisement
This comes after a 200 and a 100 in the previous matches.
— Himanish Ganjoo (@hganjoo153) April 29, 2022Advertisement