Rahul Dravid And Cheteshwar Pujara’s Record: In Test cricket, it is not so easy for a batsman to stand on the pitch. Former Indian batsman and current head coach Rahul Dravid was quite adept at standing on the pitch. It was not so easy to get Dravid out especially in Test cricket. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara is playing the role of Rahul Dravid in the Indian Test team. There is a special record in the name of both the batsmen in Test cricket.
In fact, in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid and Pujara have made the record of playing the maximum number of balls. Rahul Dravid and Pujara have faced more than 350 balls in five or more innings of Test cricket. Dravid and Pujara are the only Indian batsmen to do so. Dravid has done this 9 times, while Pujara has done it 5 times. Due to this defensive game of Rahul Dravid, he was called the wall of cricket.
Batsmen who have played 350+ balls in 5 or more innings for India in Test cricket
- Rahul Dravid has faced 350 plus balls in a total of 9 test innings of his career.
- Cheteshwar Pujara has so far faced 350 plus in 5 Test innings of his career.
Dravid and Pujara’s Test career was like this
Former Indian player Rahul Dravid has played a total of 164 Test matches in his international. Batting in 286 innings of these matches, he has scored 13288 runs at an average of 52.31. During this, 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries have come out of his bat with 5 double centuries, in which his high score is 270 runs.
On the other hand, the current Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has played 103 Test matches in his career so far. Batting in 176 innings of these matches, he scored 7195 runs at an average of 43.61. During this, 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries have come out of his bat with 3 double centuries.
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