[caption id="attachment_805887" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805887" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Cheteshwar-Pujara-3.jpg" alt="Cheteshwar Pujara" width="628" height="355" /> Cheteshwar Pujara (Credit: BCCI)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>It took a long time, almost 12 years, but it has finally come. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cheteshwar-pujara/news/">Cheteshwar Pujara</a>, after playing in his first T20 match in 2007, has finally <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/syed-mushtaq-ali-trophy-2019-group-c-round-1-pujara-hundred-not-enough-as-railways-beat-saurashtra-by-five-wickets-805429">scored a century</a> in cricket's shortest format to prove he's not just a Test specialist. <p></p> <p></p>On Thursday, during Saurashtra's opening round clash against Railways, Pujara blasted an unbeaten 100 off 61 deliveries while opening the innings. <strong>(ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/good-test-cricket-form-can-help-you-bat-well-in-shorter-formats-cheteshwar-pujara-805794">Good form in Test cricket can help you bat well in shorter formats - Pujara</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>However, during the recent IPL auctions, Pujara has repeatedly being snubbed by the franchisees despite throwing his name among the hopefuls. <p></p> <p></p>Despite that, the 31-year-old has no doubts over his white-ball abilities and is confident that should he continue to bat the way he has been, someone is bound to take notice. <p></p> <p></p>"I think twice for sure (gone unsold). I put my name in because somewhere down the line I am very confident about playing white ball, whether it is ODI or T20. If I am not picked, I am not picked. But with such results, if I can carry on like this, people will start noticing. Even franchises might take notice. If I am still not picked I will carry on doing things I am doing. I don't want to change anyone's perceptions," Pujara told ESPNcricinfo. <p></p> <p></p>During his blistering innings, Pujara struck 14 fours and even cleared the boundary once. His latest exploit comes right after a red-hot form in red-ball cricket that saw him bagging the player-of-the-series award in the four-Test series in Australia before helping Saurashtra enter the Ranji Trophy final. <p></p> <p></p>However, Pujara isn't here to prove a point to anyone. "I never play to prove a point to someone else. This innings gives me a lot of confidence. Things will get better from here. Once you can trust your game, once you work on something and it pays off, then you know this is a method you can follow," he said.