Cheteshwar Pujara is yet to meet his standards in the on-going test series against England. Pujara was one of the key players responsible behind India’s back-to-back Test wins in Australia, while he scored just one half-century in the three Tests happened now.
He scored 73 runs in the first Test in Chennai. Besides, the reputed test-batsmen had scored 15, 21, 7 and 0 in the second and third Tests. Pujara now holds a chance of scoring 1000 Test runs at home against England, in the 4th test, while he currently holds 955 runs, with just 45 runs short.
Pujara can make this new record and join a list after Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath and Virat Kohli who have scored over 1000 runs against England on home soil. However, it’s the Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who does not mark his name to the list.
Gavaskar on the top spot scored 1331 runs from 22 Tests at an average of 35.97, followed by Viswanath having scored 1022 from 17 matches at 36.50 averages. Kohli scored 1015 runs in only 12 Tests with an average of 59.70.