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Critics need to be less harsh on Rohit - Bangar

Sep 6, 2015: Sanjay Bangar, the India batting coach, has hit back at Rohit Sharma's critics, saying that the batsman has "definitely contributed to the team's cause"

Amol Karhadkar

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

Aug 31, 2015: He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Mukul Kesavan

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Aug 29, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

Sharda Ugra at SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Pujara's Asia average, and Prasad's home run

Aug 29, 2015: Stats highlights from an engrossing day at the SSC

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Pujara's fighting ton holds India together

Aug 29, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first Test century since the last month of 2013 to deny Sri Lanka clear advantage in the rain-hit SSC Test

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

Aug 25, 2015: After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Sharda Ugra in Colombo

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Bullish Shastri backs India's chances

Aug 10, 2015: After arriving late in Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri made the team's situation around Cheteshwar Pujara more than evident, saying the best five batsmen would play

Sharda Ugra in Galle

India A v Australia A, 2nd unofficial Test, Chennai

I will open the batting - Cheteshwar Pujara

Jul 28, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara has said that KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav and Amit Mishra will be rested for the second unofficial Test against Australia A in Chennai and that he would open the innings for the side

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

India A v Australia A, Chennai, 4th day

Don't think there's anything too wrong with Pujara's game - Dravid

Jul 25, 2015: Rahul Dravid is confident Cheteshwar Pujara's Test career will soon be back on track, and believes his recent run of poor form isn't due to any technical issue in his game

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Chennai

India A v Australia A, Chennai

Fifties for Rahul and Pujara, others struggle

Jul 22, 2015: A sluggish surface at the MA Chidambaram Stadium produced an attritional first day on which India A took the early initiative through a century stand between KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara before losing five wickets for 94 runs to Australia A's constricti

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Chennai

'My father made me a Test cricketer'

Jun 21, 2015: The India batsman on the advantages of having his father coach him in cricket, and life

Interview by Haresh Pandya

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 2nd day

Pujara the loser in 6-5 roulette

Jun 11, 2015: If India continue playing five bowlers in their upcoming Tests, it would leave four batsmen fighting out for two spots, and at the moment, Cheteshwar Pujara isn't in favour

Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

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Have come back a better player - Pujara

May 19, 2015: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara believes he has come back a "better player" after his stint in English county cricket with Yorkshire

Gaurav Kalra

Yorkshire v Hampshire, LV= County Championship Div One, Headingley, 3rd day

Pujara cuts Hampshire down to size

May 12, 2015: All the chairs with a good view of the play at Heagingley on day three were filled with people ready to resume watching Cheteshwar Pujara and Jack Leaning butcher James Vince's attack during an unbroken fifth-wicket stand that gave Yorkshire control.

Paul Edwards at Headingley

India news

'A test of character, technique and toughness' - Pujara

Apr 6, 2015: Cheteshwar Pujara says he expects to be a "different player" when he returns from his stint with defending English county champions Yorkshire

Gaurav Kalra

County news

Yorkshire sign Pujara after Younis pulls out

Apr 1, 2015: Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, has pulled out of his deal to play for Yorkshire this season but the club have moved swiftly to sign Indian Test No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara.

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2015

Kings XI release Pujara, Balaji and Kartik

Dec 15, 2014: Kings XI Punjab have released Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Kartik and L Balaji from their squad for the next season of IPL

Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

'Can't score double-centuries all the time' - Pujara

Dec 11, 2014: Cheteshwar Pujara got out for 73 when he was looking good for a lot more, but he isn't too disappointed that he missed out on a hundred

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Kohli century leads India's reply

Dec 11, 2014: On Test captaincy debut, on the ground where he had scored his maiden Test century, Virat Kohli made his seventh hundred to lead India's reply to Australia's 7 for 517 declared

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pujara and the challenge of being a Test-only batsman

Nov 17, 2014: Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough

Aakash Chopra
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