newscricket22 days ago

Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket

Md Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play English County cricket. Pujara is not a part of any IPL franchise this season, and former India skipper Azharuddin believes that a stint in England now would help the in-form top-order batsman to prepare himself for the overseas challenges in 2018-19.
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newscricket23 days ago

Sachin Tendulkar describes Cheteshwar Pujara as "silent warrior"

Sachin Tendulkar has described Cheteshwar Pujara as a "silent warrior” for the Saurashtra batsman's unassuming manner, his strength of character that comes through in his batting and his ability to play long innings. Tendulkar was also impressed by pacer Umesh Yadav’s discipline and commitment.
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newscricketa month ago

Dav Whatmore: Virat Kohli would choose Champions Trophy over IPL

Virat Kohli appears certain to miss RCB's initial matches in the IPL that kicks off on April 5 as a result of his shoulder injury, but Dav Whatmore believes that the Indian captain wouldn’t want to risk it by playing the whole length of the IPL with the Champions Trophy coming up in England in June.
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newscricketa month ago

Virender Sehwag hands out the hilarious "Viru Gharelu Awards" on Twitter

After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag has taken up the role of a commentator and Twitter celebrity. His talents as the latter were on full display after India beat Australia in Dharamsala when he started the "Viru Gharelu Awards" comparing cricketers to everyday objects.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as India win against Australia and reclaim Border-Gavaskar trophy

Twitter had an absolute field day as a Virat Kohli-less India ended their long home season by reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the final Test match in Dharamsala. Chasing 87 runs on Day 4, India dropped two wickets but eventually ended up winning the game comfortably by eight wickets
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Rahul wastes a good start again and Pujara's "Half-marathon"

K.L.Rahul scored his 5th half-century of the series but yet again failed to convert it into a big score. Cheteshwar Pujara was en-route to another marathon innings before he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 57. The Twitterati had fun at Pujara's expense for his slow strike rate in Dharamsala.
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reportcricketa month ago

India vs Australia | Talking points from Day 2 at Dharamshala

Chasing Australia's first innings score of 300, India dominated the first two sessions of Day 2 in Dharamsala thanks to KL Rahul who scored his fourth fifty in a row. However, a flurry of wickets from Nathan Lyon in the last session gave Australia a lifeline and put the match back in the balance.
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newscricketa month ago

Yuvraj Singh: Comparison to Trump a huge compliment for Kohli

Yuvraj Singh is the latest to come out in support of Virat Kohli after Australian newspaper Daily Telegraph described the Indian skipper as the ‘Donald Trump of world sport’. Yuvraj said the comparison was a huge compliment. Previously Cheteshwar Pujara has backed Kohli in the incident.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI Contracts: Jadeja and Pujara rewarded for their performances with Grade A contracts

Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara have been upgraded to Grade ‘A in the BCCI contracts, whereas Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina have been excluded from the list, the BCCI announced yesterday. It has also been declared that the amount of money for all three grades have been doubled.
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newscricketa month ago

Darren Lehmann acknowledges the threat Ravindra Jadeja poses on Day 5

Darren Lehmann has acknowledged the fact that his batsmen will have to be wary of spinner Ravindra Jadeja on the last day of the Ranchi Test. The Australia coach also said his batsmen will have to display the the patience shown by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha if they are to avoid defeat.
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