India's star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is known as a Test specialist batsman. However, Pujara has said many times that although he is capable of performing in all formats, he has little chance of playing T20 cricket. He did not get a chance to play much in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, Chennai Super Kings bought Pujara on Thursday for the IPL -2021 at a player auction for a base price of Rs 30 lakhs. So now he will get to play in the IPL again.
However, Pujara has also shown his mettle in T20 cricket. Playing in domestic T20 cricket, Pujara has set a special record for Saurashtra. Pujara is the first Saurashtra cricketer to score a century in T20 cricket. In February 2015, Pujara scored a century against Railways in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament.
In that match, Pujara batted immediately and completed a century in just 21 balls. In which he hit 12 fours and a six. With this, he became the first Saurashtra batsman to score a century in T20. With the help of his century, Saurashtra scored 15 runs at the loss of three wickets. Pujara hit a half-century off 4 balls.
It was with this century that Pujara made his place in the batsmen's club with the opposite batting style in domestic cricket. With a century in T20, Pujara became the fourth batsman to score a century in T20, 120 in List-A, and a triple century in first-class cricket. Prior to Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, and Mayank Agarwal achieved this feat.