Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pujara to play for Yorkshire in English County cricket


It is reportedly learned that Cheteshwar Pujara had signed the deal with the County earlier but considering the Indian Premier League auction, he postponed his announcement.

“I’m really excited to be able to have the opportunity to represent Yorkshire once again. It’s always nice to be able to come over here and play some County Cricket and I’m just as excited as I was last time to represent the Club. I love the passion the people of Yorkshire have for the game and they made me feel very welcome.I know quite a few of the players, so I’ll just try to play my natural game and score plenty of runs for the Club,” Pujara said.

“It’s an honour for me to play for the same county as Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar and each time I’ve played county cricket it has improved me as a player. That’s the plan again in 2018. I just want to score as many runs as possible for Yorkshire and soak up as much as I can from the whole experience.”

He will join the Yorkshire squad before the fixture against Leeds Bradford MCCU scheduled on April 7. India will host Afghanistan’s first-ever Test starting on June 14 and for fulfilling the commitment the Indian batsman will return to India after the Royal London 50-over game against Lancashire. After the India-Afghanistan Test, the right-hand batsman will join his County cricket side for the match against Hampshire which will start on June 20.

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