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Nathan Lyon names Virat Kohli’s replacements in the Indian side(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘They have been exceptional’ - Nathan Lyon names Virat Kohli’s replacements in India’s side

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:23 AM IST
India may still be scratching their heads to fill some big holes in its XI - the biggest one being created by the departure of Virat Kohli, who was flown back home for the birth of first child - Australia spinner Nathan Lyon said India have got enough players to fill in the “big hole” left by talismanic skipper.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara bats on day 1 of the first Test match against Australia in Adelaide.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara bats on day 1 of the first Test match against Australia in Adelaide.(AP)

India vs Australia - ‘Test cricket needs patience’: Pujara defends strategy on Day 1

Adelaide | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Day-night Test: Pujara, who scored a sedate 43 off 160 balls in India’s 233 for 6 at stumps on day one, feels that a first innings total of 350 would be very handy for the visitors. Asked if he felt that he could have paced his innings better, the Saurashtra man had an emphatic no for an answer.
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara.(AP)
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara.(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘Pujara did what Aussies had done to other teams over the years,’ Agarkar recalls 2018 Test series win Down Under

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:37 PM IST
India vs Australia: The 2018 Test series win is mostly remembered for Cheteshwar Pujara’s excellent batting performance. The India middle-order batsman had won the man of the series for a reason.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara watches the ball while battling during play on day one of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara watches the ball while battling during play on day one of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.(AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara feels ‘perception of being tagged as a Test player’ hampering his chances at IPL auctions

Press Trust of India | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:03 PM IST
There are players who have had similar strike-rates (110 approx) but got picked by franchises but architect of India’s historic series-win in Australia in 2018-19 has been left high and dry.
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara.(Reuters)
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara.(Reuters)

100 Hours 100 Stars: ‘Was a team effort, proud moment’ - Pujara recalls 2018 Test series win against Australia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 03:48 PM IST
100 Hours 100 Stars: Pujara further applauded India’s bowling effort throughout the Tour Down Under. “Our fast bowling was another important aspect of the series. They have improved a lot - and they got us over the line in Australia,” he added.
India's Mayank Agarwal, right, and batting partner Ajinkya Rahane run between the wickets to score during the second day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore.(AP)
India's Mayank Agarwal, right, and batting partner Ajinkya Rahane run between the wickets to score during the second day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore.(AP)

India vs Bangladesh: In his own inimitable way, how Ajinkya Rahane wrested back momentum

Indore | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Ind vs Ban: At Lunch, India were once again bossing proceedings and while Mayank eyes his 3rd Test century, it was a session which stood out for Rahane’s intent and his way of asking Bangladesh to back off.
India's Ravindra Jadeja appeals successfully for the wicket of South Africa's Dean Elgar on the fourth day of the first cricket test match.(PTI)
India's Ravindra Jadeja appeals successfully for the wicket of South Africa's Dean Elgar on the fourth day of the first cricket test match.(PTI)

India vs South Africa: On final day, Spinners R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja hope to exploit cracks

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 07:26 AM IST
For India, it was the perfect end to a day when they saw their newly promoted opener Rohit Sharma (127, 149 balls) score his second ton of the match.
India's Rohit Sharma, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara stand in the field during the fourth day of the first Test.(AP)
India's Rohit Sharma, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara stand in the field during the fourth day of the first Test.(AP)

India vs South Africa: ‘This time it’s Rohit not Virat’ – Ben Stokes posts hilarious Tweet after India opener uses cuss word on field

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Ind vs Sa: Chesteshwar Pujara denied a single and Rohit Sharma, after getting back into crease, made his displeasure clear and told off his partner.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century (100 runs) during the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.(AFP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century (100 runs) during the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.(AFP)

Exclusive | Silence please, Cheteshwar Pujara at the nets

Hindustan Times, Rajkot | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Since the Australia series, his father, he says, has found a sense of peace that his best student is now his own man. Yet, as the Indian ODI team was on its World Cup campaign, Pujara was doing what he has always done. Stayed at home and worked with his father, in the cricketing backwater of Rajkot.
Before the series against Australia, skipper Virat Kohli was emphatic that the IPL would not influence selection for the World Cup. Seeing how things have unravelled since, he will have been forced to rethink this position.(AP)
Before the series against Australia, skipper Virat Kohli was emphatic that the IPL would not influence selection for the World Cup. Seeing how things have unravelled since, he will have been forced to rethink this position.(AP)

Opinion: Too much brouhaha about India’s No 4 at 2019 World Cup; a well-rounded team more important

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 09:43 AM IST
The No 1 topic in Indian cricket currently is about who will fill the No 4 slot in the country’s World Cup campaign
File Image of Sourav Ganguly(PTI)
File Image of Sourav Ganguly(PTI)

Sourav Ganguly picks his number 4 batsman in Virat Kohli’s WC team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:41 AM IST
India have tried as many as seven to eight options for the number 4 slot, but there is no clarity about which batsman could walk out to face South Africa in India’s first clash at the World Cup.
Saurashtra skipper Cheteshwar Pujara bats in Vijay Hazare trophy finals against Karnataka at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Saurashtra skipper Cheteshwar Pujara bats in Vijay Hazare trophy finals against Karnataka at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Pujara shines again; Mumbai maul Madhya Pradesh by 8 wicket

Indore | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Domestic giants Mumbai continued their winning run after comprehensively thrashing Madhya Pradesh by eight wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Virat Kohli plays a shot against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.(AFP)
Virat Kohli plays a shot against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.(AFP)

Virat Kohli maintains top spot in ICC Test batsmen chart, Cheteshwar Pujara in third spot

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Kohli is leading the chart with 922 rating points ahead of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (897 points) and Pujara (881). Besides Kohli and Pujara, no other Indian feature in the top 10 list.
Saurashtra players celebrate the dismissal of Vidarbha batsman Akshay Wadkar on the fourth day.(PTI)
Saurashtra players celebrate the dismissal of Vidarbha batsman Akshay Wadkar on the fourth day.(PTI)

Ranji Trophy final: Sarwate scalps Cheteshwar Pujara for duck, Vidarbha close in on victory

Nagpur | By Khurram Habib
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The calm, mentally strong and technically sound Cheteshwar Pujara was for the second time in the match reduced to a cat on a hot tin roof as he struggled to decode left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate again on a challenging pitch
Cheteshwar Pujara in action against Vidarbha.(ANI)
Cheteshwar Pujara in action against Vidarbha.(ANI)

Lessons from a ‘Pandit’: How Vidarbha plotted Cheteshwar Pujara’s fall in first innings

Nagpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 11:53 PM IST
It was ideal to attack Cheteshwar Pujara as only 10 minutes were left for the tea break. There was turn on offer with Saurashtra having already lost two wickets
Vidarbha bowler Aditya Sarvate celebrates after taking wicket of Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.(Sunny Shende)
Vidarbha bowler Aditya Sarvate celebrates after taking wicket of Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.(Sunny Shende)

Ranji Trophy final: Vidarbha leave Cheteshwar Pujara, Saurashtra in a spin

Nagpur | By Khurram Habib
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 07:50 PM IST
Saurashtra and India batting fulcrum Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal at the stroke of tea threw open the Ranji Trophy final as Vidarbha rebounded on the second day with a dominant all-round performance
File image of India cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara.(AP)
File image of India cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara.(AP)

Ranji Trophy: Pujara, Umesh take centre stage as Saurashtra lock horns against Vidarbha in final

Nagpur | By Khurram Habib
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 09:10 PM IST
The battle lines are drawn and the summit clash will not just be about Pujara and Umesh only but also about Wasim Jaffer, who is a domestic doyen in every sense of the term.
File picture of Cheteshwar Pujara(AFP)
File picture of Cheteshwar Pujara(AFP)

Ranji Trophy: All eyes on Pujara and Mayank in Saurashtra vs Karnataka Ranji semi-final

Bengaluru | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Unadkat, Vinay and Abhimanyu Mithun have been in good form with the ball, while Krishnappa Gowtham is an all-rounder on whom Karnataka can bank upon.
India's captain Virat Kohli (left) celebrates with teammates as they pose with the trophy after winning the Test series against Australia.(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli (left) celebrates with teammates as they pose with the trophy after winning the Test series against Australia.(AFP)

OPINION | Magnificent India overcome great Aussie barrier

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 09:00 AM IST
India have faced weaker Australian Test teams before but to win a series in this fashion was a massive psychological victory.
Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia. When Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was considered the perfect replacement. But the comparison has not always worked for the younger player.(AFP)
Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia. When Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was considered the perfect replacement. But the comparison has not always worked for the younger player.(AFP)

Not the next Dravid; the first Cheteshwar Pujara: Flip Side by Kunal Pradhan

Hindustan Times | By Kunal Pradhan
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Indian cricket’s searches to replace great players who have retired with others who appear to be their replicas is perhaps more than is healthy
India's Cheteshwar Pujara (L) reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed, as teammate Rishabh Pant (R) looks on during the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AFP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara (L) reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed, as teammate Rishabh Pant (R) looks on during the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AFP)

India vs Australia: ‘A great lesson for all batsmen’ – Sangakkara in awe of Pujara’s heroics at the SCG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Pujara slammed a majestic 193 to power the visitors to 622/7d in the first innings of the fourth and the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Cheteshwar Pujara with Indian team physio Patrick Farhart.(Twitter/Cheteshwar Pujara)
Cheteshwar Pujara with Indian team physio Patrick Farhart.(Twitter/Cheteshwar Pujara)

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara shares heartfelt message for Team India physio after marathon ton in Sydney

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2019 03:09 PM IST
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, whose mediocre form outside the sub-continent always came under scrutiny despite bagful of runs at home, has put an end to all debates about his greatness.
India's Rishabh Pant, right, celebrates making 100 runs as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne turns away on day 2 during their cricket test match in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant, right, celebrates making 100 runs as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne turns away on day 2 during their cricket test match in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019(AP)

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant slams 2nd Test century, scripts new record in Sydney

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 10:43 AM IST
India vs Australia: With a slog sweep towards deep mid-wicket, he scripted history by becoming the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a century in Australia.
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates scoring his century on day one of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, January 3, 2019(REUTERS)
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates scoring his century on day one of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, January 3, 2019(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Irresistible Pujara slams century as India dominate day one at SCG

Sydney | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 01:08 PM IST
India vs Australia: Agarwal reached his second Test half-century off 96 balls, inclusive of two sixes against Nathan Lyon (1-88) as the two batsmen rotated strike well and kept the scoreboard ticking.
File image of Kerry O’Keeffe.(Twitter)
File image of Kerry O’Keeffe.(Twitter)

India vs Australia: Under-fire Kerry O’Keeffe pens open apology letter to Indian fans and players

Melbourne | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Responding to the flak he received for his racist jokes on Indian players made on air during the course of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia, O’Keeffe said his jokes were interpreted wrongly and he never had the intention to “disrespect” Indian cricket.
India's captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane celebrate after winning the third Test against Australia.(REUTERS)
India's captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane celebrate after winning the third Test against Australia.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Team India Report Card for the Melbourne Test

New Delhi | By Rohan Pathak
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 02:04 PM IST
India vs Australia: Here’s a look at the performance of the Indian players in the third Test in Melbourne.
Cheteshwar Pujara in action.(Reuters)
Cheteshwar Pujara in action.(Reuters)

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow innings may cost India Melbourne Test - Ricky Ponting

Melbourne | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 07:03 PM IST
India vs Australia: India scored at less than two-and-a-half runs an over for most of the first two days of the Test, registering the slowest first-innings score of more than 300 in Australia for three decades.
Cheteshwar Pujara in action.(AFP)
Cheteshwar Pujara in action.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Don’t need to silence anyone when I play international cricket: Pujara

Melbourne | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 05:08 PM IST
“When I play international cricket, I don’t need to silence anyone. I just need to keep scoring runs and that is what I love to do,” said Pujara.
File picture of Virat Kohli(AP)
File picture of Virat Kohli(AP)

India vs Australia: Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli on notice at MCG - Opinion

New Delhi | By Amrit Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 03:56 AM IST
Awkward questions are being asked, some targeting Kohli for what is considered unpleasant on-field behaviour.
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