Team India’s experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has continued to make a splash with his bat in the ongoing County Championship in England. Pujara is part of the Sussex team this season. In the match played against Durham in County Cricket Division 2, Pujara hit a double century in 328 balls with the help of 24 fours. With this, he has also equaled a special record set by Mohammad Azharuddin in county cricket 28 years ago.
His second double century of the county season
Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) has already scored 1 double century in this season of the county. He scored the first double century in the match played against Derbyshire in Derby, while in his next match he also scored a century against Worcestershire. At the same time, now Pujara has also hit the second double century. In this way, he has so far scored two double centuries and one century in three matches. Pujara has now scored 6 (15), 201 * (387), 109 (206), 12 (22), and 203 (334) runs in the five innings he has played in county cricket 2022.
Equals Azharuddin’s record
Along with scoring 2 double centuries in county cricket, Cheteshwar Pujara has also made his place in a special list. In fact, he is only the second Indian batsman to do so. Before him, Azharuddin played for Derbyshire, scoring 212 against Leicestershire in 1991 and 205 against Durham in 1994. Pujara has played his 15th double century in first-class cricket. In this case, Pujara comes in first place among Asian batsmen. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is at number two with 13 first-class double centuries.
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