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HomeCricket NewsCheteshwar Pujara hits 3rd Double Century for Sussex In County Championship

Cheteshwar Pujara hits 3rd Double Century for Sussex In County Championship

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In the ongoing County championship, Cheteshwar Pujara has continued his dream run with the bat. Pujara smashed his third double ton in the ongoing season for Sussex against Middlesex on Day 2 of the game.

He scored 231 runs in 403 balls. His sensational performances helped him make a comeback to the Indian Test team.

Cheteshwar Pujara had taken over the role of the interim captaincy of Sussex after Tom Haines sustained an injury. Haines is dealing with a broken bone in his hand and is currently sitting out for the next 5-6 weeks.

Cheteshwar Pujara has been one of the most prolific run-scorers for the county this season. He has scored over 750 runs this season while playing for Sussex in six matches of the ongoing County Championship Division 2.

Head Coach Ian Salisbury in an official statement, said: “Puj was very keen to step up in the absence of Tom, he sees the potential in this side and has been a natural leader ever since he joined.”

“Finny did a brilliant job for us after Tom was injured and will remain the senior figure among our bowlers,” he added.

After exhibiting a fine run for Sussex with the bat, Pujara made his way back into India’s playing XI for the fifth Test against England. However, he couldn’t produce a substantial performance with the bat and help his team win the Test match.

By having a batter take up the role it means Finn can focus on leading our attack. Puj is a vastly experienced and qualified person who I know will do a fantastic job,” said Sussex coach in his statement.


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