Cheteshwar Pujara Wife, Biography, Age, Awards, Centuries, Career Highlights and More


Cheteshwar Pujara

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Cheteshwar Pujara Biography and Net worth


Cheteshwar Pujara

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Indian Test cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara completed a decade as an Indian cricketer on October 9, 2020. Recalling the journey, Pujara credited his father under whose watchful eyes the right-handed batsman learnt the skill and became one of the best Test batsmen in India. Here’s a detailed account of Cheteshwar’s journey from a kid in Rajkot to becoming India’s solid Test cricketer.

Mr. Pujara, an indispensable part of the Indian National Team, is responsible for India’s recent significant triumphs. He is famous for his exceptional cricketing abilities and is often referred to by his fans and friends as “Pujari.” He was the Indian cricket team’s opening batsman during his playing career.


Name: Cheteshwar Pujara
Net Worth In Indian Rupees: 15 Crore INR
Salary: 1 Crore +
Monthly Income: 10 Lakhs +
Age: 34 Yrs
Date of Birth: January 25, 1988
Gender: Male
Height: 1.8m. (5′ 9”)
Profession: Indian Cricketer
Nationality: Indian


Mr. Cheteshwar Pujara is one of the all-rounders for the Indian cricket team and began his career as a right-handed batsman. He has participated for numerous Indian Premier League teams. As a result of his accomplishments, Cheteshwar has risen to the top of the list of players and is one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world.

Cheteshwar Pujara Early Life

Cheteshwar Pujara was born on January 25, 1988, into a Hindu Lohana family in Rajkot, Gujarat. Both his father Arvind Pujara and his uncle Bipin Pujara competed for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. Early on, Cheteshwar’s talents were noticed by his father and mother, Reema Pujara, and Cheteshwar trained with his father. He was 17 when his mother passed away due to cancer in 2005. Cheteshwar Pujara graduated from J.J. Kundalia College with a BBA.


Full name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
Born 25 January 1988 (age 34)

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm leg break
Role Top-order batter
Relations Arvind Pujara (father)

Reema Pujara (mother)


Cheteshwar Pujara – Marriage and Children

Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara tied the nuptial knot with fiancee Puja Pabari in Rajkot on 13 February 2013. Puja belongs to Gujarat’s Jamnagar district and is a management graduate.

Cheteshwar Pujara Marriage

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On 23 February 2018, the couple became parents of a baby girl named Aditi.


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Cheteshwar Pujara

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Cheteshwar Pujara Networth

Cheteshwar Pujara is thought to have a total net worth of two million dollars, or roughly fifteen crore rupees, in Indian currency.  Cricket is the primary source of both his income. Additionally, Mr. Cheteshwar Pujara has a very high brand value and is the most prestigious player in the world. Additionally, he makes a sizable chunk of money from the Indian Premier League and several international and national cricket matches (IPL). He also demands a hefty sum of money to endorse numerous brands.


Name Cheteshwar Pujara
Net Worth (2022) $2 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees 15 Crore INR
Profession Cricketer
Monthly Income And Salary 10 Lakhs +
Yearly Income 1 Crore +


Cheteshwar Pujara – Assets

House – Cheteshwar Pujara owns a luxury designer house in Gujarat, India which he bought in the year 2013. His home is worth 4 crore Indian rupees. Additionally, he has other real estate properties in various nations.

Cars-Despite being wealthy, Cheteshwar Pujara’s car collection is pretty small. Some of the finest luxury automobiles are owned by Cheteshwar Pujara. Audi and Ford are two of Cheteshwar Pujara’s automobiles.


Cheteshwar Pujara Assets

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Cheteshwar Pujara – Endorsements

Cheteshwar Pujara has been given many brand assignments as a result of his steadily increasing fame. Pujara is the ambassador for companies including ICICI Lombard, FantasyDangal, Vivo, SG Sports, CoinSwitch Kuber. These brand partnerships account for a sizable portion of his yearly income.


Cheteshwar Pujara Endorsements

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India’s middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was appointed as the ‘brand ambassador’ of the Gujarat state Election Commission on Feb 20,2014


Cheteshwar Pujara – Career



In 2005, Pujara made his India Under-19 test debut against England. He scored 211 runs in his opening inning, helping India defeat England by an innings’ worth of runs. He was also chosen for the 2006 Cricket Under-19 World Cup Indian team. The under-19 World Cup’s leading run-scorer, he amassed 349 runs from 6 innings, including three fifty-run innings and a century, at an average of 1117. He won the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup’s Man of the Tournament award.



In place of Yuvraj Singh, Pujara was named for the Indian team for the two-match home Test series against Australia in 2010. He made his debut on October 9, 2010, in Bangalore during the second Test.

In the first innings, he took two catches at silly point and scored four runs. In the second, he scored 72 runs but Nathan Hauritz clean bowled him.

But this did not keep him down for long; in August 2012, he bounced back and at Hyderabad, against New Zealand, he achieved his first international test century, a score of 159. He was chosen for India’s team to play four test matches against England in this manner.


Low Points

Pujara was selected for the 16-person team for the 2014 tour of England. He had a perplexing setup with a top of 55 and an overall total of 222 keeps going in five Tests. Despite having a terrific start, he struggled to play back-foot shots correctly, a problem he later attempted to resolve.


Career Stats


Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 98 5 235 111
Runs scored 7014 51 18,121 5,059
Batting average 44.39 10.20 52.22 57.48
100s/50s 19/34 0/0 55/71 14/31
Top score 206* 27 352 174
Balls bowled 6 257 6
Wickets 0 6 0
Bowling average 27.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/4
Catches/stumpings 64/– 0/– 150/– 40/–


Cheteshwar Pujara – Domestic Career

Cheteshwar Pujara Domestic Career

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In 2005, Pujara played in his first Under-19 Test for India against England. He scored 211 runs in the first inning to help India win by an innings and 137 runs. After reaching three fifties in four innings of the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup, he was also selected for the Indian team for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He was the Under-19 World Cup’s top run-scorer with 349 runs from 6 innings, including three fifty-pluses and a century, and a 117 average. He won the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup’s Man of the Tournament award.

He helped India win by a large margin of 234 runs with 97 runs against the West Indies in the quarterfinals and 129 runs not out against England in the semifinals. But in the tournament final against Pakistan, which India ultimately lost, Pujara was dismissed.


Years Team
2005–present Saurashtra (squad no. 15)
2010 Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 25)
2011–2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 3)
2014 Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 266)
2014 Derbyshire (squad no. 9)
2015 Yorkshire (squad no. 72)
2017 Nottinghamshire (squad no. 3)
2018 Yorkshire (squad no. 27)
2021 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 25)
2022 Sussex (squad no. 8)


Cheteshwar Pujara – International Career

Pujara grabbed the chance when it arrived: Pujara was chosen to replace Yuvraj Singh in the Indian team for the two-match home Test series against Australia in 2010.

The ride wasn’t easy: a knee operation all but ended his limited-overs career, and he kept getting dropped from the Test side for flashier batsmen until he proved his value to a Test line-up with a show with immaculate defensive batting in India’s historic first series win in Australia in 2018-19. He faced 1258 balls in the series, the highest for a visiting batsman who played four Tests in a series in Australia, and scored three centuries to bat Australia’s bowling into submission.


Cheteshwar Pujara International Career

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National side India (2010–present)
Test debut (cap 266) 9 October 2010 v Australia
Last Test 22 December 2022 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 198) 1 August 2013 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 19 June 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 16


Cheteshwar Pujara – Records

  • Pujara passed the mark of 2,000 runs in a year. He scored 2,043 runs at 102.15 in first-class matches in 2013. Only Chris Rogers with 2,391 runs at 48.79 from 28 matches made more in 2013.
  • His 222-run partnership with Virat Kohli is India’s joint-highest in South Africa and their highest in the second innings of a Test in South Africa.
  • Second fastest 1,000 test runs by an Indian player.
  • Highest second innings score of 153 by any Indian batsmen in South Africa.
  • Most balls faced by an Indian in a Test innings: 525.
  • Pujara climbed to a career-best number 2 spot in the rankings for Test batsmen after his double century against Australia in March 2017.
  • He is the third batsman for India, and ninth overall, to bat on all five days of a Test.
  • He is the sixth Indian cricketer to score a century in a Tour outside Asia on the first day.
  • He is the eleventh Indian cricketer to reach 6000 Test Runs.


Cheteshwar Pujara – Awards

India batter Cheteshwar Pujara was presented with the prestigious Arjuna award in 2017. Pujara could not attend the awards ceremony back in 2017 due to his cricketing commitments. On Saturday, he finally got his hands on the trophy at a hand over ceremony.

Cheteshwar Pujara Awards

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Pujara , the humble individual, summarised his role in the team:  ‘When you’re playing Test cricket for your country, you can’t just play your natural game. You play the circumstances.’ That, right there, is Cheteshwar Pujara for you in a nutshell – Team first, self later.