Cheteshwar Pujara, the key player of India’s Test circuit on Saturday turned 32. On this occasion, the cricket fraternity took to Twitter and poured wishes to the batsman. He played an important role in India’s maiden Test series win in Australia in the 2018-19 season.
He amassed 521 runs which included three centuries, in the four-matches he played in that series and also won Player of the Series award. He scored centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth and impressed everyone in the cricket world.
“An epitome of class, composure and technique, here’s wishing Team India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara a very happy birthday,” tweeted BCCI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2020
“Pujara needs priest’s blessing to get out! Happy birthday Cheteshwar Pujara. Have a great one,” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar in Marathi.
પુજારા ને આઉટ કરવા માટે પૂજારી ના આશીર્વાદ ની જરૂરત છે !
જન્મ દિવસ મુબારક !
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 25, 2020
“Many more happy returns of the day to an absolute batting great of this generation – Cheteshwar Pujara. India very lucky to have someone like you and wish you lots of success in the coming years,” shared Mohammad Kaif.
Many more happy returns of the day to an absolute batting great of this generation- @cheteshwar1 . India very lucky to have someone like you and wish you lots of success in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/AxNTeN5g9z
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 25, 2020
Teammate of Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha added: “Happiest Birthday Cheteshwar Pujara. May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss.”
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) January 25, 2020
“Many more happy returns of the day Cheteshwar Pujara. Wishing you a great year ahead,” wrote Ravichandran Ashwin.
Many more happy returns of the day @cheteshwar1 , wishing you a great year ahead🤗
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) January 25, 2020
Mayank Agarwal wrote: “Happy Birthday Cheteshwar Pujara! May this day be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness.”
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) January 25, 2020
Pujara has scored 5,740 runs in 75 Tests which came at an average of 49.48. Having made his Test debut in October 2010, Pujara has smashed 18 centuries and 24 fifties so far. However, Pujara had a below-par home series against Bangladesh as he managed to score only 109 runs in the two Tests.
Meanwhile, Pujara will be in the Test squad of India for the upcoming series in New Zealand which will begin from February 21. The right-handed batsman has played only two Tests in New Zealand so far where he has scored 60 runs in four innings. However, Pujara will be looking to have an improved season with the bat in New Zealand.