Pujara enter record books, slams 12th first class double ton

Rajkot: Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara today entered the record books yet again as he became the first Indian cricketer to score 12th first-class double hundred in domestic cricket.

The game was been played against Jharkhand on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match when Pujara surpassed Vijay Merchant’s record. Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid also have double hundreds in the format.

Pujara struck a brilliant 204, which was also his sixth double hundred while playing for Saurashtra. Earlier, while playing for India, the right-hand batsman scored three double hundred. Two against Australia in 2012, 2016 and one against England in 2012.