Legendary Australian batsman Sir Don Bradman holds the record for the double centuries in first-class cricket with 37 such scores to his name.
Yet another record was broken by the new wall of Indian cricket Cheteshwar Pujara when he slammed his 12th double century in first-class cricket and by doing so he surpassed Vijay Merchant tally of 11 double-tons. Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and Vijay Hazare have scored 10 double-centuries each. He has created history while playing for his State team Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand, he scored 204 runs off 355 balls, with his efforts Saurashtra declared their innings on 553 for 9.
This is the good sign for Indian cricket team that pujara warmed up nicely before upcoming 3 match test series against Srilanka at home as Pujara was India’s leading run-scorer in the previous home season with 1316 runs with the help of four hundred and eight fifties.
Cheteshwar looked fresh and back to his old way after the slitly dip in his form after fruitfull Srilanka series, the 29-year-old went to play county cricket in England but in six innings for Nottingham, could only manage 98 runs. In his first two outings of the ongoing Ranji season, he recorded scores of 35 and 13. but in the Ranji match against Jharkhand, Pujara showed his skills of longevity innings that he is famous for in the cricketing world when he concurred 70 years old Merchant record. In process of scoring a double ton, Pujara had brought up his 42nd first-class hundred.
He was a picture of concentration batting close to 9 and half hours (566 minutes) and was the ninth Saurashtra batsman to be dismissed when he got out.