On Monday, India’s Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that he would not be able to receive the coveted Arjuna award due to his commitment to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in England.
Pujara was a crucial cog for India in their whitewash over Sri Lanka in the 3-match Test series as he scored 309 runs at an average of 77.25. In a long Facebook message, He said, “I am truly honored and grateful for being conferred with the Arjuna Award. It will only inspire me to strive harder to do my best for the country.”
Honoured on being conferred with the Arjuna Award. Thank you for the love and support.
The prolific batsman further elaborated, “Unfortunately, I will not be able to receive the award in person due to my commitment to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in England. My dedication to the game has made me what I am, and though it would have been an honor to attend the award ceremony, grabbing any opportunity to play this wonderful game has always been of utmost importance. Thank you for the continuous support over the years.”
Pujara will be playing in all the home and away games against Northamptonshire, Worcestershire (at Trent Bridge) and Sussex (at Hove), as his team is looking for a promotion from Division Two.