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Cheteshwar Pujara unperturbed on being named ICC Emerging Player of the Year

Cheteshwar Pujara wants to just focus on his game and keep the momentum going © IANS (File Photo)
Cheteshwar Pujara wants to just focus on his game and keep the momentum going © IANS (File Photo)

 

Benoni: Dec 13, 2013

 

Talented Indian batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t seem overjoyed after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced his name as the ‘Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ for his prolific performance in the longer version over the last one year.

 

Pujara became the second fastest Indian to get to 1000 Test runs, during the course of his double hundred against Australia in March at Hyderabad, where he put on a 370-run record second wicket partnership with Murali Vijay.

 

The 25-year-old Pujara has amassed 1310 runs in 15 Tests, at a staggering average of 65.50.

 

“I believe winning isn’t everything, but the desire to win is. This is just a small step towards success,” Pujara told reporters at Benoni.

 

However, the Saurashtra lad did mention that his endeavour will be to work hard and play for the nation as long as possible.

 

“I wish to continue to work harder and live up to expectations, and serve the nation,” Pujara said.

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