VIDEO: Cheteshwar Pujara hits a stunning shot for a six in the County Championship

Team India’s batsman Cheteshwar Pujara recently smashed two centuries and as many double-centuries in six innings for the County Championships for Sussex.

He has been maintaining his remarkable form in the ongoing County Championship 2022 scoring 672 runs from seven innings at 134.40 so far. Pujara once again showed his class in the tournament smashing a tremendous upper-cut on delivery outside off to deposit Shaheen Afridi into the stands for a six.

A defensive batsman, Pujara didn’t even hesitate to take an aggressive approach against Shaheen even as Sussex were in a spot of bother during the innings. In the third ball of the third over, Shaheen dragged back his length, keeping his line of the ball onto Pujara’s body; but Pujara wasn’t thinking the same way a defensive batsman would think to do in this kind of situation.

Instead of leaving the delivery, Pujara played a great upper-cut and cleared the fence.

This is the first time Pujara and Shaheen are facing each other in professional cricket. Pujara has largely been a Test batsman for India over the past many years.

Pujara was dropped from the Indian Test squad in the last Test series against Sri Lanka at home. However, the Indian batsman is making a strong case for a comeback in the setup with consistent performances in the County Championships.

India will face England this year. Both sides will play the fifth and final Test from the previous year’s series. The game is scheduled to take place between July 1-5 in Edgbaston.