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Cheteshwar Pujara Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Cheteshwar Pujara Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth January 25, 1988
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Puja 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


Born Place

Rajkot, Gujarat, India


Rajkot, Gujarat, India





He attended Virani High School and then completed his graduation in Bachelor’s in Business Administration.




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




Right-Arm Leg Break



Jersey Number





5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


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


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


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

Distinctive Features


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
  • SingerLata Mangeshkar

Source –, 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 the 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 the 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.
  22. In early 2022, Pujara was demoted from grade A to grade B in the BCCI’s annual retainership contract. At that time, grade B players were getting INR 3 crore annually.
  23. Cheteshwar’s father Arvind revealed in February 2023 that before IPL 2009, his son Cheteshwar got a hamstring injury while in South Africa and his son’s then-team owner Shah Rukh Khan of KKR urged them to get the treatment done in South Africa. Khan in fact offered them to fly their family doctor and any number of family members to South Africa.
  24. In February 2023, Pujara received a signed jersey from Team Australia after he played 100 Test matches.
  25. In March 2023, during India’s 4th Test match against Australia, Pujara had also bowled 1 over in Australia’s second innings in which he gave just 1 run. That match ended in a draw.
  26. As per the list released in March 2023, Pujara was included in BCCI’s Grade B which was a 3-crore annual contract list for the 2022-2023 season.

Featured Image by Cheteshwar Pujara / Instagram

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