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Cheteshwar Pujara becomes 11th Indian to cross 6000-run mark in Test cricket

India's Cheteshwar Pujara runs a single during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia January 8, 2021.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara runs a single during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia January 8, 2021.

Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday became only the 11th Indian to cross the 6000-run mark in Test cricket.

Pujara, playing his 80th game, reached the milestone on day five of the third Test against Australia at the SCG.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was quick to congratulate him on social media.

“Cheteshwar Pujara has become the 11th Indian batsman to reach 6000 runs in Test cricket! What a fine player he has been,” the ICC wrote.

The other Indians who have 6000 plus runs are Sachin Tendulkar (15921) runs, Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), VVS Laxman (8781), Virender Sehwag (8503), Virat Kohli (7318), Sourav Ganguly (7212), Dilip Vengsarkar (6868), Mohammad Azharuddin (6215), Gundappa Viswanath (6080).


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