Being christened with a nickname may be a rite of passage, and term of kindness, for a brand new recruit at almost any cricket club. The roots of those monikers are typically obvious (think ‘Gilly’ for Adam Gilchrist, ‘Warney’ or the ‘King of Spin’ for Shane Warne) and generally gently inventive (‘Tugga’ for Steve author as fun on ‘tug-o-war’, ‘Dizzy’ for Jason Gillespie as a nod to the jazz musician). CHETESHWAR PUJARA’S NEW NICKNAME ANNOYS HIM.
When star Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara recently did not disclose an acceptable nickname to his new teammates at Yorkshire, paceman Jack Brooks took it upon himself to provide him one.
And considering the chosen title of ‘Steve’ does not work into either of the above classes, Pujara was, clearly, slightly baffled.
“Well I might like Cheteshwar, however, it’s tough to pronounce therefore the guys have come up with Steve,” he told ESPN.
“But in person, I might like Cheteshwar.
“Jack Brooks started off with this. He could not pronounce my name thus he was asking me what nickname do I actually have. I said I do not have any.
“So they said, ‘we can begin calling you Steve’.
“Initially, they started occupation me ‘Puj’, however, they have started calling me Steve once more. It is a good nickname, however, I like Cheteshwar.” CHETESHWAR PUJARA’S NEW NICKNAME ANNOYS HIM.
Whatever they call him, Pujara will be hoping he will replicate the feats that have elevated him into the higher echelon of test batsmen in recent years.
Second, solely to Australian Steve Smith among the world’s leading test run-scorers in 2017. Pujara returns to Yorkshire (who he played four games for in 2015) for his fourth County Championship stint having additionally had spells with Derbyshire (in 2014) and Nottinghamshire (2017).
India is set for a five-Test series against England later this year. The right-hander aforementioned he is trying to the challenge of batting on bowler-friendly pitches within the early part of the northern summer.
“At the beginning of the season, I believe the wickets are difficult,” Pujara told Yorkshire’s official website. “So it’s regarding spending plenty of time at the crease and scoring as much runs as possible.
“As a team, it’s always vital to start off well. you can then carry that momentum on. it’s always difficult as a batsman to play in England, however, it’s something I look forward to.