13 years after his debut, a 35-year-old Cheteshwar Pujara is all set to play his 100th Test for India, right here in Delhi at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The Delhi and District Association (DDCA) are set to honour the right-hander with a memento before the start of the first day’s play on Thursday (February 16).
“We will be honouring Cheteshwar Pujara with a memento before the start of the Day 1 here at the Arun Jaitley Stadium,” DDCA Joint Secretary, Rajan Manchanda told Cricket Next.
“President Rohan Jaitley will be present during the felicitation ceremony along with the other office bearers here. This will be separate from what the BCCI has planned for Pujara’s 100th Test.” added Manchanda.
Pujara will be the 13th Indian player to reach the milestone, with Virat Kohli the last of the Indian cricketers to reach that landmark, during the series against Sri Lanka. Pujara has been a pillar of strength for the Indian team, with 19 hundreds and 34 fifties, all coming at an average of 44.15, with over 7000 Test runs.