Citizen first, cricketer second: Cheteshwar Pujara takes time off hectic IPL to cast vote

Back in the country for the second-leg of the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab's Cheteshwar Pujara flew to his hometown - Rajkot - just so that he could cast his vote in the General Assembly elections.

updated: April 30, 2014 15:24 IST
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Rajot: Kings XI Punjab batsman Cheteshwar Pujara took time out from his hectic IPL schedule to cast his vote here on Wednesday.

Pujara, who scored 10 in Punjab's five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 28 - their last game of the UAE leg, flew back to his hometown to exercise his franchise in what is said to be a historic Lok Sabha election.

Rajkot city and the state Election Commission had roped in Pujara, 26, as both its "icon" and "brand ambassador" for the parliamentary polls in the district.

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