The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) is gearing up to celebrate the illustrious careers of two of its finest cricketers, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja. The duo, synonymous with excellence on the cricket field, will be honored before the commencement of the third Test match between India and England, slated to begin on February 15 in Rajkot.

While Pujara, a stalwart in Indian cricket, may not be part of the current Test squad, his contribution to the sport, especially in the longer format, is undeniable. Having represented India in over 100 Test matches, Pujara’s consistency and resilience have earned him a special place in the annals of cricketing history.

Despite his absence from the national team, Pujara’s recent stellar performances in the Ranji Trophy have kept his name alive in cricketing circles, and his presence at the felicitation ceremony will undoubtedly evoke pride among Saurashtra cricket enthusiasts.

On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja, fondly known as ‘Sir Jadeja’ among fans, continues to be a force to reckon with in the Indian Test team. Regarded as the world’s best Test all-rounder, Jadeja’s prowess with both bat and ball has been instrumental in India’s success on numerous occasions.

Though sidelined due to injury during the second Test against England, Jadeja’s anticipated return to the squad, pending fitness clearance, adds to the excitement surrounding the upcoming match in Rajkot.

SCA President Jaydev Shah expressed his sentiments regarding the felicitation, acknowledging the pride that both Pujara and Jadeja bring to Saurashtra cricket. While lamenting Pujara’s absence from the playing XI, Shah reiterated the association’s unwavering support for both cricketers and their remarkable achievements on the global stage.

As Rajkot prepares to host yet another thrilling encounter between India and England, the felicitation ceremony promises to be a poignant moment, celebrating the legacy of two cricketing icons hailing from the heartland of Saurashtra.

By Ritik Sharma

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