Cheteshwar Pujara surpasses 3,000 in his 40th Test for India    AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara surpasses 3,000 in his 40th Test for India AFP

Cheteshwar Pujara completed his 3,000 Test runs while playing for India against England at Visakhapatnam. Both teams are currently engaged in a gruelling 5-Test series which is taking place in India. Pujara brought up his 3,000th Test run via a boundary off Stuart Broad via a flick. Pujara before the second Test was on 2,997 runs at 49.95. Pujara has been on fire with the bat scored his first ton on his hometown on Rajkot. Pujara has 9 Test tons and 10 half-centuries registered to his name. Pujara to his name has 142 runs at 71.00, and stands fourth on the list of run-getters so far in the series. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam

Pujara earlier completed his 10,000th First-Class (FC) runs en-route his 33rd FC ton, playing for India Blue against India Red in the final of the Duleep Trophy 2016-17. Pujara had a merry time against DRS in the Rajkot Test. Pujara was given out for leg-before after an appeal by Zafar Ansari was obliged by the umpire. The crowd at Rajkot went silent when the decision was being reviewed and as it is the home ground for Pujara. Before going for the review, Pujara had a little chat with his partner Murali Vijay, who denied him to take it as the ball went straight towards his pad but while it was being reviewed.

It came to public view that the delivery was going above the stumps and there was a huge roar in the stands as he was not given out. His father and wife were seen rejoicing in the stands.