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IND vs SLB President XI: Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara struggle as India register 312 on final day

IND vs SLB President XI: Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara struggle as India register 312 on final day

Overnight batsmen Kohli and Rahane batted for just eight overs today in the morning before retiring to give other a shot at some practice.

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara leave Sri Lankan fans awestruck — Watch video

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara leave Sri Lankan fans awestruck — Watch video

India skipper Virat Kohli, who is arguably the most popular cricketer in the world, stepped out for team practice in Colombo and the Lankan fans were awestruck to see their idol.

 Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin continue to top ICC Test bowlers' rankings

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin continue to top ICC Test bowlers' rankings

As far as Indian batsmen are concerned, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have remained at fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Would love to play on England county circuit again: Cheteshwar Pujara

Would love to play on England county circuit again: Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara topped the batting charts in the 2016-17 home season with 1316 runs in 13 Tests at an average of 62.66, inclusive of four centuries and eight fifties.

Cheteshwar Pujara slams century on his home debut for Nottinghamshire

Cheteshwar Pujara slams century on his home debut for Nottinghamshire

The Indian has played 48 Tests averaging 51.32 with 11 hundreds and 15 half centuries.

Cheteshwar Pujara joins Nottinghamshire as cover for James Pattinson, to play four county championship matches

Cheteshwar Pujara joins Nottinghamshire as cover for James Pattinson, to play four county championship matches

The 29-year-old, who bats at number three in the Indian side, averages over 51 from 48 tests for India and has scored 11 hundreds.

BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujara's name for Arjuna award

BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujara's name for Arjuna award

The 30-year-old Pujara has scored 3798 runs in 48 Tests at an average of 51 plus. He has so far hit 11 hundreds in Tests along with 14 half-centuries.

Mohammed Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket after missing out on IPL contract

Mohammed Azharuddin wants Cheteshwar Pujara to play County cricket after missing out on IPL contract

Azhar also concurred with former captain Sourav Ganguly's views that current captain Virat Kolhi's on-field display of emotions affected his batting in the just-concluded Test series against Australia.

April fool's day-born Indian opener Murali Vijay turns 33; Indian cricketers pour warm greetings

April fool's day-born Indian opener Murali Vijay turns 33; Indian cricketers pour warm greetings

Indian opener Murali Vijay, whose reputation amongst fans is like that of a monk, coincidently was born on the day known for the exact opposite. Vijay turned 33 on April 1, 2017 and Indian cricket fraternity poured in with birthday greetings.

Sachin Tendulkar hails Cheteshwar Pujara as India's 'silent warrior', heaps praise on Umesh Yadav

Sachin Tendulkar hails Cheteshwar Pujara as India's 'silent warrior', heaps praise on Umesh Yadav

Lauding the right-handed batsman's efforts, Tendulkar came up with a fitting sobriquet, “silent warrior”.

ICC Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to career best 11th; Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin retain top two spots

ICC Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to career best 11th; Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin retain top two spots

Rahul is ahead of Ajinkya Rahane (14th, up by three places) and Murali Vijay (34th, down by four places).

Virat Kohli's comparison with Donald Trump a 'big compliment': Yuvraj Singh

Virat Kohli's comparison with Donald Trump a 'big compliment': Yuvraj Singh

The news article was published after Virat had accused few Australian players of insulting Indian cricket team's physio.

IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli is one of the great ambassadors of the game, we fully support him: Cheteshwar Pujara

IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli is one of the great ambassadors of the game, we fully support him: Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara's comments came after some members of the Australian side, including skipper Steven Smith and even Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland, left no stones unturned to take digs at the India skipper.

Dharamsala track won't affect us, have lot of experience on that wicket: Cheteshwar Pujara

Dharamsala track won't affect us, have lot of experience on that wicket: Cheteshwar Pujara

With 348 runs, Pujara has been head and shoulders above other Indian batsmen and he feels that when he is in the midst of a long innings, he can attain zen like calm.

Suresh Raina gets the axe: India's limited-overs specialist fails to make BCCI grade

Suresh Raina gets the axe: India's limited-overs specialist fails to make BCCI grade

Raina was one of the Grade A players in 2014-15, and was dropped to Grade B last term.

Windfall for cricketers: BCCI announces fatter annual players contracts; Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay elevated

Windfall for cricketers: BCCI announces fatter annual players contracts; Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay elevated

The finalisation of the contracts was made on the first day of two-day Committee of Administrators (COA) meets in Delhi.

BCCI likely to reward Ravindra Jadeja with Grade A contract: Reports

BCCI likely to reward Ravindra Jadeja with Grade A contract: Reports

Jadeja has so far taken 27 wickets so far in four Tests in 2017, and is the most successful bowler in the India-Australia series.

ICC Test Rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara advances to career-best second spot; Virat Kohli slips to fourth

ICC Test Rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara advances to career-best second spot; Virat Kohli slips to fourth

While Virat Kohli has witnessed a dip in form, Australian skipper Steve Smith continues to dominate as the world's top-ranked batsman after hitting two centuries in the ongoing series. 

ICC Test rankings: Ravindra Jadeja leaves R Aswhin behind to become world's top-ranked bowler

ICC Test rankings: Ravindra Jadeja leaves R Aswhin behind to become world's top-ranked bowler

Jadeja has also become only the third Indian player after Ashwin and Bishan Singh Bedi to top the bowling charts on his own.

Ind vs Aus: Cheteshwar Pujara & Wriddhiman Saha – Two unsung heroes add steel to India's armoury

Ind vs Aus: Cheteshwar Pujara & Wriddhiman Saha – Two unsung heroes add steel to India's armoury

In the third Test against Australia, Pujara batted for more than 11 hours, forging a 199-run partnership with Wriddhiman Saha in the process, to put India into a strong position in Ranchi.