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Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Girlfriend and More
Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian international cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman, who plays test cricket for India and is the representative of the Saurashtra cricket team in domestic cricket. In 2021, he is ranked as the World No. 14 Test batsman by ICC Player rankings.
Birth & Early Life
Cheteshwar Pujara is born on 25 January 1988 in Rajkot, Gujarat to Hindu Brahmin Family. His father Arvind Pujara is a former Ranji Trophy player for Saurashtra. His mother Reema Pujara died due to cancer when he was just 17 years old.
He completed his schooling at Lal Bahadur Shashtri Vidyalaya, Rajkot, and RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
|Real Name||Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara|
|Date of Birth||25 January 1988|
|Age (as in 2022)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Rajkot, Gujarat|
|Home Town||Rajkot, Gujarat|
|Family||Mother : Late Reena Pujara |
Father : Arvind Pujara
Sister : Not Available
Brother : Not Available
Wife : Puja Pabari
Children : Aditi Pujara
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Cheteshwar started his career by playing in Under-19 cricket. He played first match against England in 2005 and scored 211 runs in opening innings which helped India to win by 137 runs. He was later included for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and became leading run-scorer of the Under-19 World Cup where he scored 349 runs from 6 innings, including three fifties and a century.
Cheteshwar made her debut in Ranji Trophy on 17-20 December 2005, in Rajkot against Vidarbh, in which he scored 11 and 14 runs in two innings. He came into limelight when he scored 203 not out against Madhya Pradesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot to qualify Saurashtra for the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy quarter-finals.
In 2013, Pujara became the ninth batsman to score three career first-class triple-centuries. His scores were: 302* for Saurashtra against Orissa in 2008/09, 352 for Saurashtra against Karnataka in 2012/13, and 306* for India A against West Indies A in 2013/14.
Pujara became leading run-scorer for Saurashtra by making 437 runs in four matches in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy and directly helped the team to reach finals. Later in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he scored his maiden T20 century and became the first batsman for Saurashtra to score a century in a T20 match.
Cheteshwar was included in Indian Cricket Team for the two matches Test series against Australia in 2010, replacing Yuvraj Singh. He opened in second Test on on 9 October 2010 at Bangalore when Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman both injured. In August 2012, he made a comeback into the team and made his first International Test century, 159 against New Zealand at Hyderabad. Since then, he is integral part of Indian Test Team. He scored approx. seven thousands runs in 96 matches for India.
Cheteshwar played his first International ODI match on 1 August 2013 in Bulawayo when India tour of Zimbabwe. He scored only 13 runs in 24 balls in debut inning.
Education Details and More
|School||Lal Bahadur Shashtri Vidyalaya, Rajkot|
RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot
|College||J.J Kundalia College|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Debut||Test : 9 October 2010 vs Australia |
ODI : 1 August 2013 vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
|Awards||GQ India Man Of The Year|
Physical Stats and More
|Height||In Feet : 5’10” ft|
In Meter : 1.65 m
|Weight||In Pound : 157 lbs|
In Kilogram : 71 Kg
|Body Shape||Chest: 42 inches|
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
Cheteshwar married Puja Pabari on 13 February 2013 in Rajkot. The duo got blessed with a baby girl named Aditi on 23 February 2018. He also been appointment as brand ambassador of Gujarat by the election commission in the year 2014.
Marital Status and More
|Marriage Date||13 February 2013|
|Salary (approx)||Not Available|
|Net Worth||INR 30-50 Crore|
Social Media Presence
Some Facts About Cheteshwar Pujara
- Cheteshwar Pujara is born and raised in Rajkot, Gujarat.
- His uncle Bipin Pujara and his father Arvind Pujara represented Saurashtra in Ranji Cricket.
- He got limelight when he scored an 306 and then national record in a West Zone Under 19 match against Baroda.
- He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- He has made over 18 centuries in international cricket.
- In his free time, Pujara loves spending time with his daughter Aditi.
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