Cheteshwar Pujara the number three for India has been instrumental for the last few years with his consistent performances. Against Australia in the current series he is looking even more lethal.
With his latest 193 run innings Che Pujara has placed himself in yet another page of the cricket record books. The innings that lasted 373 ball has helped him to become the batsman facing most number of deliveries in Australia by a touring batsman. In doing so, the number 3 surpassed legends of the game, Sutcliffe of England and India’s very on Rahul Dravid.
In the overall list of cricketers with most runs in an away Test series(maximum 4 Tests), Pujara stands at number 3; if India gets a chance to bat again he in most possibilities will climb to the second spot.
In the 1-1 drawn series against England at their home Dravid registered the prestigious record to his name. In the four Test series Dravid played a whopping 1336 deliveries. India sole series lose in the last 14 years at home came to the English side of 2012. Captain Cook’s 1285 delivery grit batting helped them defeat India by 2-1.
Most balls faced in an away Test series (max. 4 Tests):
1336 Dravid in Eng, 2002
1285 Cook in Ind, 2012-13
1245* PUJARA in Aus, 2018-19
1237 Sutcliffe in Aus, 1928-29#AusvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 4, 2019