Cheteshwar Pujara Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Cheteshwar Pujara Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 25, 1988
Zodiac SignAquarius
SpousePuja Pabari

Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian Test cricketer who is often referred to as the 2nd wall of Indian cricket. He represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket and is a right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in 2005. According to ICC test rankings 2019, he has been ranked as the 4th best test batsman in the world. In 2010, during India’s summer tour in England, he was the highest run-scorer of the series for team India. He made his first double 100 against England in Ahmedabad in 2012 and went onto score another double hundred in 2013 against Australia, winning the man of the match as well.

Born Name

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Nick Name

Steve, Puji

Cheteshwar Pujara in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2018 (Cheteshwar Pujara / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Residence

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

He has attended the Virani High School and then completed his graduation in Bachelors in Business Administration.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Arvind Pujara (Cricketer)
  • Mother – (Late) Reena Pujara
  • Others – Bipin Pujara (Uncle)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Leg Break

Role

Batsman

Jersey Number

16

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Cheteshwar Pujara and Puja Pabari as seen in October 2019
Cheteshwar Pujara and Puja Pabari as seen in October 2019 (Cheteshwar Pujara / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pujara has dated –

  1. Puja Pabari (2013-Present) – Puja and Cheteshwar got married in 2013. They have a daughter named Aditi.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Cheteshwar Pujara as seen in January 2015
Cheteshwar Pujara as seen in January 2015 (NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Distinctive Features

Bearded

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed brands like –

  • Storytel
  • SBI Life Insurance

Cheteshwar Pujara Favorite Things

  • Shot – Behind-cut
  • Food – Ganthiya, Jalebi, Sev-Tamatar curry, Dhokli Nu Shaak, Italian, Mexican
  • Destination – Cape Town
  • Hobbies – Working out
  • ActorAmitabh BachchanJohnny Depp
  • Singer – Lata Mangeshkar

Source – LivingFoodz.com, Hindustan Times

Cheteshwar Pujara in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019
Cheteshwar Pujara in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019 (Cheteshwar Pujara / Instagram)

Cheteshwar Pujara Facts

  1. He is the second-fastest to score 1000 runs for India in Test Cricket.
  2. His father and uncle, both are former cricketers.
  3. He lost his mother due to cancer when he was 17 years old.
  4. He came to limelight when he scored a record 306 runs in West Zone U-19 Cricket in Baroda in the past.
  5. Cheteshwar uses to travel to Mumbai during vacations for his cricket training.
  6. He made his U-19 debut in 2005 against England.
  7. He was awarded the Emerging Cricketer of the year award in the longer format in 2013.
  8. Cheteshwar also received an Arjuna Award in 2017.
  9. He is considered to be very honest and spiritual.
  10. He represented Derbyshire for their last 3 Championship fixtures during the 2014-15 season.
  11. Karsan Ghavri has been Pujara’s mentor.
  12. His father decided to put him in cricket after he saw his photograph playing cricket during his childhood.
  13. Pujara follows Hariprasadji Maharaj from Gondal near Rajkot and considers him his spiritual guru.
  14. By 2013, Pujara had scored 3 triple centuries.
  15. He made his test debut for India against Australia in 2010.
  16. His breakthrough match was in 2012 against New Zealand, where he scored 159 runs.
  17. He scored a double 100 in 2013 against Australia and became the 2nd fastest Indian to reach the 1000 run milestone in terms of innings.
  18. In 2017, he set a new record against Bangladesh for the most runs by a batsman in an Indian first-class season, with 1,605 runs.
  19. As of November 2019, he has set various records like highest 2nd innings score of 153 by any Indian batsmen in South Africa, most balls faced by an Indian in a Test inning: 525, and for being the 3rd batsman for India, and 9th overall, to bat on all five days of a Test.
  20. He played for Kolkata Night Riders for the first 3 seasons of the Indian Premier League.
  21. He is referred to as the test specialist and the 2nd wall of Indian cricket.

Featured Image by Cheteshwar Pujara / Instagram

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