Pujara Breaks Dravid, Equals Sachin, Laxman Records
Ranchi: Cheteshwar Pujara, who made an epic double century against Australia at Ranchi on Sunday broke Rahul Dravid’s the record of facing maximum balls in test innings. Rahul Dravid, who held the record so far, faced a marathon of 495 balls in his 270 runs knock against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in the year 2004. Pujara, when he scored his individual score of 186; he bettered the record, by facing 496 balls for this score.
At the end, Pujara faced 525 balls for his 202 runs, with Dravid standing second with 495 balls for his 270 and Sidhu in third position with 491 balls against West Indies.
Pujara reached another rare fete after he scored double ton on Sunday which is his second against Australia. With this second double ton, he equals the record of VVS laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, of making two double tons against Australia.