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Cheteshwar Pujara is not a batsman who takes instant flight. He doesn't deal in stealth nor is he interested in pugnacity. There is a wholesomeness about him and his solidity at the crease is what makes it doubly hard for opposition bowlers to dismiss him, writes Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Yahoo Cricket.
We've all seen these guys at various levels of cricket. They will defend impeccably over after over before tapping a single, wangling a two, and occasionally - shock! horror! - pinching a four. There is a serene industriousness about them, worker ants who ferry grains of rice. They will reach thirty before you have even started paying them any attention. Once they're set they may - if the planets are properly aligned - offer you a chance. If you miss - as England did on the first day in Mumbai - you're in trouble.
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