India’s star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been honored with the Arjuna Award. Pujara received this award in 2017.
Due to being busy with the matches, he could not attend the felicitation ceremony. Due to this, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur handed over the award to him on Saturday.
After receiving the award on Saturday, Cheteshwar Pujara tweeted, “Thank you India Sports, BCCI and Anurag Thakur for organizing and presenting the Arjuna Awards. I was unable to attend the felicitation ceremony due to being busy with the match, thank you for the honor.”
Plays domestic cricket for Saurashtra –
Pujara, who plays domestic cricket for Saurashtra, is in Delhi for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He will be part of the India “A” team that will tour Bangladesh next month for a two-Test series in the neighboring country. Pujara, who played 96 Tests, made a comeback to the Indian team after a stellar performance in county cricket.
Scored a double century against Australia –
It may be noted that Cheteshwar Pujara got a place in the Indian team in 2010 during the home series against Australia. While making his debut, Pujara was out LBW in the first innings.
After this, while returning, he played brilliant innings for India. Puja has scored 6792 runs in 164 innings of 96 Test matches for India. Among them, his best score is 206 runs, which was played against Australia in Hyderabad. Currently he is running out of Team India.