Sunil Gavaskar, a legendary batsman in India. Honoured Cheteshwar Pujara after the 35-year-old became the 13th member of his nation to play in 100 Test matches. During the second Test of the current series against Australia, Pujara accomplished the feat. The batter, who has been a crucial part of the Indian Test team for many years, was essential to the team’s memorable successes both domestically and overseas, notably the twin series wins in Australia and the series against England in 2021.
Sunil Gavaskar gave a speech
Gavaskar gave Pujara an unique cap as he completed his 100th Test and gave a moving speech praising the India batsman. The former India captain commended Pujara for “laying his body on the line” for the team and added that it appeared as though he “went out to bat” carrying the Indian flag.
We all have the desire of playing for India when we are young, whether we are playing at home, on the streets, or in maidans. It’s an incredible feeling, and you want to repeat it endlessly. To recover from terrible times and maintain your focus on finishing the task at hand, you need a lot of hard effort, perseverance, and self-belief. It seems as though you are carrying the Indian flag when you step up to the plate. Gavaskar said to Pujara during the felicitation ceremony, which was also attended by the Indian team players and Pujara’s wife and father, “You’ve put your body on the line for India.
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Gavaskar gave Pujara the cap while also expressing a special wish for him.
“You’ve endured the blows, stood up, and forced the bowlers to work for your wicket. You should be proud of every single run you scored for India. You’ve served as an example of what perseverance, confidence, and dreams can accomplish. Congratulations to the 100th Test club. I hope and pray that you set the precedent for Indian cricket by scoring a massive hundred in your 100th Test and create the groundwork for yet another victory in Delhi.