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Cheteshwar Pujara (India cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
(Indian Cricketer)

Cheteshwar Pujara was touted the successor of Rahul Dravid even before he broke into the International scene. Pujara, living up to the hype, has made #3 slot his after the departure of Dravid. His focus at the crease and the ability to grind out runs is what separates him from the rest. So far in his Test career, Pujara has piled more than four and half thousand runs at an impressive batting average of 50.34.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Nickname: Chintu, Good Boy
Profession: Cricketer
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 6'0″
Weight (approx.): 71 Kg
Eye Colour: Light Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: No
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 25 January 1988
Age (as on 2018): 30 years
Birth Place: Rajkot, Gujarat
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
School: Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya (Rajkot), RM Chhaya High School (Rajkot)
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: Bachelor of Bussiness Administration (BBA) through correspondence

Father: Arvind Pujara (Former Cricketer)

Mother: Late Reena Pujara (Died 2005)
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: Karsan Ghavri
Religion: Hinduism
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: India v Australia at Bengaluru, Oct 9-13, 2010
ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Aug 1, 2013
Jersey Number: #15 India
Domestic/State Team: Derbyshire, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra, Yorkshire
Nature on field: Calm
Likes to play against: NA


  • Pujara is the 2nd fastest Indian to get to 1,000 Test runs.
  • Pujara holds the record of most balls faced by an Indian in a test innings: 525.
  • Pujara is one of the nine batsman to score three career first-class triple-centuries. He also holds a record of scoring three triple centuries within a span of one month.
  • Pujara is the third batsman for India, and ninth overall, to bat on all five days of a Test.

Career Turning Point:

  • Strong performances in the First Class cricket got Pujara in the reckoning.

Hobbies: Listening to old songs
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting
Favourite Bowlers: NA
Favourite Cricket Ground: Cape Town
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: NA
Favourite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Johnny Depp
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destinations: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: No/No

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
Wife/Spouse: Puja Pabari

Marriage Date: 13 february 2013
Children: NA

Net Worth: NA
Grade A BCCI: INR 7 Crore

Awards and recognitions

  • ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013

Lesser Known Facts

  • Pujara was Man of the Tournament for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • Pujara's father Arvind Pujara and uncle Bipin Pujara both played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
  • In 2014, Pujara was appointed as the ‘brand ambassador' for the state of Gujarat by the Election Commission.

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