Sussex batter Alsop praises Pujara as “fantastic” after record-breaking double ton.

CHETESHWAR PUJARA was praised by team-mate Tom Alsop for his stunning double century against Middlesex.

The batsman of the season’s third double century etched him deep into Sussex folklore on day two of his LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord’s.

The India international was the first Sussex slugger to double a century at Lord’s against Middlesex.

The last Sussex batter to reach 200 in the home of cricket was his compatriot Colonel HH Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji II when he played against MCC 125 years ago.

Sussex batter Tom Alsop said: “Cheteshwar (Pujara) has said he doesn’t really count his runs so I doubt he’ll know (he’s the first Sussex batter to score 200 points against Middlesex at Lord’s) , but he is fantastic player.

“We talk about having world class fundamentals and for me it’s not just his technical ability but also his mental strength to be able to focus and get back into every ball. His method and routine is truly second to none.

“It was difficult conditions with the heat and the pitch but there were some that grabbed Archie (Lenham) out there tonight, Delray is always a handful and makes things happen.

“Ari (Karvelas) bowled beautifully in patches and was unlucky not to get his reward and then there’s Finny (Steve Finn) with his class over the years so we’ll try again tomorrow.” Sussex batter Alsop praises Pujara as “fantastic” after record-breaking double ton.

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