Shah hails Pujara on winning ICC`s annual award

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 13, 2013, 22:38 PM IST

Rajkot: Former BCCI secretary and honorary secretary of Saurashtra Cricket Association Niranjan Shah today hailed India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for winning the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award.

"It is moment of immense pleasure and pride for SCA as Pujara has been named ICC`s emerging cricketer of the year," Shah said in a statement.

"Pujara is very focused, talented, devoted cricketer and his enormous talent and dedication will bring many more such achievements and milestones in his career."

Pujara, 25-year-old cricketer from Saurashtra, has become the second fastest Indian to get 1,000 Test runs.

He has so far played 15 tests for India making 1,310 runs with an impressive average of 65.50.