Winning the Ranji Trophy will be a perfect tribute to Cheteshwar Pujara on his 100th test: Jaydev Unadkat

Xtra Time Web Desk: Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat on Wednesday said winning the Ranji Trophy title against Bengal will be a “perfect tribute” for his state’s cricket icon Cheteshwar Pujara on his upcoming 100th Test appearance. Saurashtra will take on Bengal in the Ranji Trophy final at the Eden Gardens starting from February 16.

“I was there when he made his Test debut, I was a part of the team as well. I don’t see a lot of difference in his attitude and ethics. There can’t be a better way to give him a tribute (than winning Ranji title),” Unadkat said on the eve of their Ranji Trophy final against Bengal.

Pujara, who made his Test debut in 2010, is set to play his milestone 100th Test against Australia in the second match of the Border-Gavaskar series in Delhi from Friday. The cricketer from Saurashtra will join an elite list of India cricketers as he will become the 13th cricketer to play 100 Test matches.

Overall, Cheteshwar Pujara has an outstanding record in 99 Tests, having scored 7021 runs at 44.15 with the help of 19 hundreds and 34 half-centuries.