Cheteshwar Pujara has become the fifth highest run-scorer among Indians in the First-Class cricket during the final match between West Zone and South Zone in the Duleep Trophy 2023 being played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.
As soon as Pujara crossed five runs, he went past former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer’s record of 19410 FC runs, dispositioning him from the fifth place in the list that includes the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman.
He started this match with 19405 FC runs. The number three batter for the West scored a century in the semifinal against Central and missed out on overtaking Jaffer, falling short by five runs.
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Most First-Class Cricket runs by Indians
It was also Pujara’s 60th First-Class century, leveling him with legendary Vijay Hazare in terms of most FC hundreds by Indians.
The 35-year-old’s record-breaking innings comes days after being ignored by Indian selectors for the two-match Test series squad against West Indies.
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