Cheteshwar Pujara holds the record of slowest fifty in Test cricket for India, 196 deliveries
Cheteshwar Pujara holds the record of slowest fifty in Test cricket for India, 196 deliveries

On 19 January 2021, during the fourth Test match against Australia on The Gabba, Cheteshwar Pujara scored slowest fifty in Tests for India ever.

He reached his half century on the 196th ball that he faced, and passed his old record of a 174 ball half century against Australia in 2020.

About Cheteshwar Pujara (from Wikipedia Page)

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is an Indian international cricketer who plays Test cricket for India and represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket.

He is a right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 and made his Test debut at Bangalore in October 2010.

As of May 9th 2021, he is ranked as the world No.14 Test batsman, according to the ICC Player Rankings with a tally of 697 points.

Known to have a sound technique and the temperament required to play long innings, he was one of the contenders for a spot in the Indian middle order after the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

His Test comeback came against New Zealand in August 2012, scoring a century. He made his first double hundred against England at Ahmedabad in November 2012 and followed up with another double hundred against Australia in March 2013, both the times steering India to victory and becoming man of the match.

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