Father made me Test cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara
Father made me Test cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara

India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said his father-cum-coach and ex-Ranji Trophy cricketer Arvind Pujara played a very big and crucial role in making him a Test cricketer.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hints at quitting captaincy after yet another overseas debacle

India`s recent saga of spineless performances touched a new low as they crashed to a humiliating innings and 244 runs defeat well inside three days in the fifth and final cricket Test against England, who clinched the series with a 3-1 margin, here on Sunday.

5th Test: England thrash India by innings and 244 runs, win series 3-1

India`s recent saga of spineless performances touched a new low as they crashed to a humiliating innings and 244 runs defeat well inside three days in the fifth and final cricket Test against England, who clinched the series with a 3-1 margin, here on Sunday.

Fielding coach Trevor Penney defends struggling Indian batsmen

India`s continued batting failure, notwithstanding, fielding coach Trevor Penney Friday defended the under-performing willow-wielders, saying the visitors had to encounter tough conditions after losing the toss on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against England here.

India vs England 2014: Can MS Dhoni`s men fight against all odds to level series?

The momentum for sure lies with England, but only if India can play with the fighting intent, there is no reason why they cannot level the series at The Oval.

Murali Vijay slams maiden overseas ton on surprisingly friendly English pitch

Indian opener Murali Vijay was rewarded for his hard work as he slammed his first overseas ton, against England on the first day of the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Wednesday.

Bailey hails Malinga`s bowling in death overs

Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey on Saturday praised Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Lasith Malinga and said the two overs from the Sri Lankan towards the end played a crucial part in stopping their winning wheel.

Pujara, Ashwin slip in latest ICC rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the best-placed Indians by keeping their place inside the top-10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday.

Durban Test: India look to consolidate on first day's spoils

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara shared an unbeaten century partnership before bad light stopped play on the first day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Thursday.

India vs South Africa: What`s wrong with Dale Steyn?

Indian batsmen continue to dominate in the two-match Test series against South Africa and a major reason behind the hosts` struggle has been the failure of Dale Steyn.

1st Test, Day 3: India take lead of 320 runs; Pujara, Kohli shine

Two of the most technically sound batsmen in the current India squad – Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli stitched another brilliant partnership on day 3 of the first Test match to give their side a huge lead of 320 runs.

I would continue to work hard in future also: Pujara

Talented batsman Cheteshwar Pujara didn`t seem overjoyed after the ICC announced his name as the `Emerging Cricketer of the Year` for his prolific performance in the longer version over the last one year.

Ranji Trophy: Pujara strikes 269 ahead of South Africa tour

Cheteshwar Pujara got some much-needed batting practice ahead of India`s tour of South Africa making 269 while skipper Jaydev Shah missed a double ton by five runs as Saurashtra grabbed the first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy match on Sunday.

US website puts Pujara in top 10 sports pro stock options

A US-based sports website has placed India`s prolific batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in its latest list of potentially good top ten investment options in sports, putting the Saurashtra player alongside the likes of Brazilian soccer star Neymar and Formula One ace Sebastian Vettel.

Cheteshwar Pujara drops to 8th in ICC Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest-ranked Indian batsman despite dropping a rung to eighth while R Ashwin held on to his eighth position in the bowlers` chart of the ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday.

Pujara lauds Zaheer-led India A pacers

India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara lavished praise on his fast bowling department for charting an impressive innings and 54 runs win over West Indies A in the third and final unofficial Test, on Saturday.

I know the conditions in South Africa, says Pujara

The ongoing unofficial Test series between India A and West Indies A has not been a successful outing for Cheteshwar Pujara, but the young batsman is hopeful of turning things around and is looking ahead to the senior team`s possible tour of South Africa followed by the confirmed visit to New Zealand.

Pujara slips to seventh spot in ICC Test batsmen ranking

Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at seventh spot, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin retained his number eight position in the bowlers` chart in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday.

KKR pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji gets engaged to model-girlfriend Priya Thalur

Indian fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji and model-girlfriend Priya Thalur exchanged rings on Monday. The couple followed akin Cheteshwar Pujara and Yusuf Pathan who exchanged vows to seal their marriages recently.

Cheteshwar Pujara will find answers to ODI cricket, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid says Cheteshwar Pujara, who succeeded the former India captain at the crucial number position in the Test side, has it in him to be a successful player in ODIs as well.