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Ranji Trophy helped me find my lost rhythm, says Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of England Test

Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t have a decent run in the Ranji Trophy. He managed to score only 191 runs in five innings, while playing for Saurashtra. The defending champions were knocked in the league stage, and Pujara was not picked by any IPL teams during the mega auction. The IPL snub proved to be a blessing for Pujara. He played for Sussex in the County and scored a couple of double tons and two hundred – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143. Spending quality time with family ☺️Getting back into form 👏Approach for the Test against England 👍 DO NOT MISS as @cheteshwar1 discusses it all in this special chat. 👌 👌 Full interview 🎥 🔽 #TeamIndia | #ENGvIND https://t.co/VFA7hoDgdr pic.twitter.com/q71k2CJbQX — BCCI (@BCCI) June 22, 2022 Speaking to BCCI.tv Pujara sa...
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BCCI has no money for DRS in Ranji Trophy final! | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The absence of a Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has left many intrigued. It perhaps gave in-form Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan a 'life' when he survived a close lbw appeal off MP seamer Gaurav Yadav. Over the next four days, it could have a greater impact on the fate of the final. The BCCI had experimented with 'limited DRS' during the Ranji Trophy semifinals and final in the 2019-20 season. This restricted version of DRS did not comprise Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge -- key elements of the system in international cricket. The decision came about after Test star Cheteshwar Pujara got reprieved twice (caught behind) while playing in the Ranji Trophy semifinal for Saurashtra against Karnataka i...
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Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara lead way in their wishes on Father’s Day | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Several Indian sportspersons, including cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara and celebrated boxer Nikhat Zareen, among others, took to social media to celebrate Father's Day, saying they have been the "biggest support system" in their lives. Tendulkar posted a video on social media and wrote, "Every child's first Hero is his father. I was no different. Even today, I remember what he taught me, his unconditional love & how he let me find my own path. Happy Father's Day everyone! #FathersDay." Every child's first Hero is his father. I was no different. Even today, I remember what he taught me, his unconditi… https://t.co/wfU2nFGAEU— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1655621115000Pujara posted an image of his family and wrote, "My support system through everything. ...
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I get impression that India and Pakistan players want to play against each other regularly: Mohammad Rizwan | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, who recently played alongside India's Cheteshwar Pujara for English county side Sussex, has got an impression that cricketers from both countries are keen on playing against each other regularly. Rizwan and Pujara also enjoyed some useful batting partnership and generally got along well. "Everyone wants to see Pakistan and India play bilateral series or other matches but the state level affairs are not in the hands of the players," Rizwan told reporters in Lahore. Rizwan said he had had some quality discussion with Pujara on perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan. "I get the impression that players of both sides want to play regularly against each other but we can't do anything," he added. Rizwan ...
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Cheteshwar Pujara wishes Sussex teammate Mohammad Rizwan happy birthday

Cheteshwar Pujara, who went unsold in the IPL auction, recently made his return to the Indian squad after scoring a couple of double tons and two hundreds – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143 for Sussex County Cricket Club. In Sussex, he was joined by Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan who was plying his trade for the first time in English County cricket. Both shared a wonderful rapport and it came to the fore on Tuesday, when the Indian batter wished the Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter a happy birthday. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 In a post that has since gone viral, Pujara wrote, “Happy birthday @iMRizwanPak! Have a fabulous year ahead.”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium The tw...
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Virat Kohli wishes former head coach Ravi Shastri on his birthday | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Friday extended his birthday wishes to Ravi Shastri, the former head coach who turned 60 on Friday. Kohli took to Instagram to extend his wishes to Shastri, with who he shared a great partnership as a captain-coach duo before Shastri stepped down as head coach in November 2021. "Happy Birthday Ravi bhai. Have a good one," said the star batter's Instagram story. Indian opener Mayank Agarwal also took to Twitter to extend his wishes to Shastri, tweeting, "A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success." A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success.— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) 1653628031000Middle-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara also wis...
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‘Had I been picked by an IPL team, I would have just practised’, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Going unsold in the Indian Premier League auction in February this year has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Cheteshwar Pujara. While the IPL was on, Pujara travelled to England for what turned out to be a highly successful county stint for Sussex, which has helped him force his way back into the India Test squad for the deciding Test in Birmingham in July. “You can say that now in hindsight. Had I been picked by an IPL team, there were major chances that I wouldn’t have got any games. I would have just gone (to nets) and practised. Getting match practice and practice in the nets is always different. So when the county thing happened, I just said yes. The major reason I said yes to the county (stint) is that I wanted my old rhythm back,” Pujara told The Indian Express from Pa...
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IPL auction snub a blessing in disguise for Cheteshwar Pujara

On Sunday afternoon, as the Indian Premier League juggernaut prepared to move from Mumbai to Kolkata, Cheteshwar Pujara posted some pictures of him and wife Puja with the Eiffel Tower in the background on his Twitter handle. ‘Quaint cosy cafes, walks on beautiful streets and great company in Paris,’ he wrote under the photos. Just a week ago, Pujara had finished a bumper stint with county side Sussex and had more than earned for himself a celebratory jaunt across the English Channel. Hours later, on Sunday evening, he returned to the India squad that will travel to England in June for the final Test of the five-match series – which had been postponed last year – and will now be played from July 1 in Birmingham. But the other veteran batsman who had been dropped along with Pujara for the...
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County runs get Cheteshwar Pujara country recall

The IPL snub proved to be a blessing for Cheteshwar Pujara. While the world was busy watching the world’s most popular T20 tournament, Pujara, in his Sussex whites, was entertaining the English county faithfuls. In those idyllic surroundings, he has scored a couple of double tons and two hundreds – 170*, 203, 109, 201* – in seven inning games at an average of 143. This mountain of runs helped Pujara make a return to the Test squad. His Sussex team mate and Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan had given a hint about Pujara’s drive and focus during his short stint. “He is a very nice person and his concentration and focus are unreal … In my life, the player with the highest levels of concentration and focus I have seen is Younis bhai. So No. 1 is Younis bhai. After that, it was Fawad ...
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In-form Cheteshwar Pujara back in India squad for England Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's red-hot form for Sussex earned him a place in the India squad on Sunday for the one-off Test against England in July. India were 2-1 ahead when the final Test at Old Trafford in September was cancelled following Covid-19 cases in their camp. Edgbaston will host the match from July 1. Pujara, dropped after India's tour of South Africa this year, was picked in the 17-member squad after his four 100-plus scores, including two double hundreds, in five county championship division two matches. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: India’s squad for @Paytm T20I series against South Africa and squad for 5th Test against England announce… https://t.co/9zPOeeeUTQ— BCCI (@BCCI) 1653222611000All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the final Indian Premier League matches with a rib injur...
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Cheteshwar Pujara recalled for England Test, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh earn maiden call-up for South Africa T20I

Cheteshwar Pujara, who was dropped for the home Test series against South Africa has been included in India’s 17-member Test squad for the fifth rescheduled Test against England to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1-5. Pujara has been in a red-hot form for Sussex in the ongoing county championship. With scores of 6, 201 not out, 109, 12, 203, 16, 170*, and 3 Pujara has forced the selectors to pick him for the rescheduled fifth Test. Pujara has mustered 720 runs in eight innings for Sussex. Ravindra Jadeja, whose IPL season ended with a rib injury, is also part of the touring party. KS Bharat has been included as the second wicketkeeper, while Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna, too makes the cut. India were leading 2-1 when the match was called off after the visiting players r...
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Want to have focus and concentration levels of Cheteshwar Pujara: Mohammad Rizwan | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan wishes to have focus and concentration levels of his County teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as he looks to improve as a red-ball cricketer. Pujara has made a strong case for a Test comeback with two hundreds and as many double hundreds in his campaign for Sussex in County Championship Division 2. The Indo-Pak pairing had shared a 154-run stand against Durham earlier this month and they playing for the same team has also attracted a lot of positive attention on social media. Rizwan, who was named the ICC Player of the Year for 2021, rates Pakistan's Younis Khan and Fawad Alam very highly when it comes to batting with unwavering concentration but he has now added Pujara to the list. "...As far as myself and Pujara are concerned, I didn't fee...
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Want to have focus and concentration levels of Cheteshwar Pujara: Mohammad Rizwan

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan wishes to have the focus and concentration levels of his County teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as he looks to improve as a red-ball cricketer. Pujara has made a strong case for a Test comeback with two hundred and as many double hundreds in his campaign for Sussex in County Championship Division 2. The Indo-Pak pairing had shared a 154-run stand against Durham earlier this month and they play for the same team has also attracted a lot of positive attention on social media. Rizwan, who was named the ICC Player of the Year for 2021, rates Pakistan’s Younis Khan and Fawad Alam very highly when it comes to batting with unwavering concentration but he has now added Pujara to the list. “…As far as myself and Pujara are concerned, I didn’t feel anything...
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Cheteshwar Pujara scores fourth successive ton for Sussex, wins battle against Shaheen Afridi | Cricket News – Times of India

HOVE: Cheteshwar Pujara continued his imperious form with a fourth successive hundred for Sussex against a quality Middlesex attack that had Pakistan international Shaheen Shah Afridi in its ranks. Pujara, who has already scored two double hundreds and a hundred, batted with an attacking intent, completing his three-figure mark in 133 balls with 13 boundaries and two sixes. The first of his two sixes is the one he will remember as he slashed a short ball from Afridi over backward point for a six. Fourth match, fourth 100+ score. 💯 🤯It's a privilege to watch, @cheteshwar1. 👏 https://t.co/IF8nLUt9Yg— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651945719000He also hit a boundary off Afridi and negotiated one of world's premier pacer with ease, completing 500 runs for the season in only four games. At stu...
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Cheteshwar Pujara in county: An uppercut six off Shaheen Afridi, then a gritty century

Cheteshwar Pujara continued his impressive form in the ongoing season of the County Championship, notching up his fourth successive hundred in the County Championship Div 2 for Sussex against Middlesex on Saturday. Coming into bat with Sussex at 6/2, Pujara battled Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi in a fiery spell and even counter-attacked the left-arm pacer with an uppercut that flew over the ropes for a six. His punch off the backfoot was equally sublime as Afridi was forced to change his length early in his spell. The battle continues between Afridi and Pujara 👀 Watch it LIVE 👉 https://t.co/UVQbX7r83y#LVCountyChamp pic.twitter.com/Q1yRaLR6vO — LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) May 7, 2022 Afridi even went around the wicket to Pujara but the 34-year-old cautiously left the de...
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Weekly Sports Newsletter: Can selectors preserve the last of the dying breed, shades of Ranji, Cheteshwar ‘plays time’ Pujara?

In contrast to the din and dazzle of IPL, Cheteshwar Pujara, these days, is in Sussex wearing whites, entertaining the English county faithful, parked on grassy banks on their garden chairs with their pets for company. In those idyllic surroundings, he has scored two double tons and a hundred from three games, underlining his association with the timeless art of batting that keeps getting eviction notices from cricket venues across the world. Pujara has remained the stubborn custodian of that refined skill, flying the lone flag, keeping himself and his batting approach relevant. His latest run-spree bumped his first-class double hundred count to 15, giving him entry into the Top 10 of a list that has Bradman at the top. The elite club has mostly gentlemen from the black and white era w...
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Cheteshwar has got his ‘flow’ back with better match practice, says father cum coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Regular match practice, something Cheteshwar Pujara was not able to get due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the reason for the India batter's consistent run in the ongoing County Championship, reckons his father and coach Arvind Pujara. Pujara, a veteran of 95 Tests, found himself out of the Indian team after the series loss in South Africa alongside Ajinkya Rahane. The consistency that has made him play close to 100 Tests was not there over past three seasons when he averaged less than 30, forcing the selectors to look beyond him for the home series against Sri Lanka. But with two double centuries and a hundred in three games for Sussex this season, Pujara is doing what is in his control as he looks to make a comeback for the one-off Test in England in July. "I feel the lack of...
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Rare instance of India-Pakistan partnership props up Sussex in County Championship | Cricket News – Times of India

India's Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second double hundred in three matches on Saturday as he shared a century stand with Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan for English county Sussex. Pujara made 203 -- his third century in three matches for Sussex -- with wicketkeeper Rizwan marking his home debut for the south coast club with 79. The pair put on 154 for the sixth wicket at Hove as Sussex piled up an imposing 538 in reply to Durham's first innings 223 in the Second Division of English cricket's red-ball County Championship. Meanwhile at Sussex...Rizwan and Pujara have just put on a hundred partnership and looking good to make it a lot mo… https://t.co/bnego5jsQu— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) 1651319197000Durham, however, ended the third day of four with hopes of holding out for a draw at 169 for ...
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Pujara scores second double ton for Sussex

He left for the UK in search of some runs and open the door for an India comeback. But Cheteshwar Pujara has already done more than that, scoring his second double century for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two here on Saturday. Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior India player was batting overnight on 107, which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their first innings. Thanks to Pujara’s effort, Sussex extended their dominance on the third day of the match, their innings ending at 538 for a massive lead of 315 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara scores yet another double hundred in the 2022 County Championship for Sussex. His knocks so far in the tournament: 6 & 201*, v Derbyshire109 & 12, v W...
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Cheteshwar Pujara scores second double ton for Sussex in County Championship | Cricket News – Times of India

HOVE (UK): He left for the UK in search of some runs and open the door for an India comeback. But Cheteshwar Pujara has already done more than that, scoring his second double century for Sussex in the County Championship Division Two on Saturday. Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior India player was batting overnight on 107, which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their first innings. ANOTHER double century. 👏@cheteshwar1 💯💯 https://t.co/UDNsrDDkfX— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651326679000Thanks to Pujara's effort, Sussex extended their dominance on the third day of the match, their innings ending at 538 for a massive lead of 315 runs. With Sussex enforcing follow-on, Durham were 38 for no loss in th...