India batter Cheteshwar Pujara has been conferred with the esteemed Arjuna award 5 years when he was counselled for the honour.

Pujara couldn’t attend the awards ceremony back in 2017 because of his cricketing commitments. On weekday, he finally got his hands on the trophy at a ceremony here.

“Thankful to @IndiaSports @BCCI and @ianuragthakur to organise and handover the Arjuna Award belatedly, which I could not collect the year it was awarded to me due to my cricket commitments. Honoured and grateful,” he tweeted after getting the award from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.

Pujara, who plays domestic cricket for Saurashtra, is within the NCR for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

He are an area of India A squad that may tour Bangladesh sooner than the two-Test series within the close country next month.

A veteran of ninety six Tests, Pujara had created a comeback into the Indian team following wonderful performances in county cricket.


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