includes one while playing for Saurashtra Under-14 in 2001 and another two when representing his state’s Under-22 side in 2008.
“When it comes to triple centuries it would be safe to say that Pujara has equalled the great Don Bradman. While Under-14 and Under-22 age-group cricket cannot be classified as First-Class cricket, these formats are of national importance because they are recognised by the BCCI and Pujara was playing for his state side. At the same time Pujara’s record also gains significance because I can’t think of another batsman in the world who has scored as many triple centuries right from age-group to First-Class cricket,” cricket statistician Mohandas Menon said.
Following Don Bradman on the First-Class list of century makers are Bill Ponsford and Wally Hammond on four each. Those who have made three triple-centuries are WG Grace, Graeme Hick, Brian Lara, Michael Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, incidentally also from Saurashtra, and Pujara. —ENS