Unsung Heroes Pujara, Saha Add Steel To India’s Armoury

India’s right-handed batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has only one more Test remaining in hand to play the ongoing four-Test final match against Australia in Dharamsala. He wore down the Australian bowler with his third double century in Ranchi.

Measured a ‘Test specialist,’ a euphemism for a limited-overs misfit, Pujara, who made a double century and wore down Australian bowler, failed to land an Indian Premier League agreement and will be handling his thumbs when the important T20 event kicks off next month.

Pujara will not be playing in the 50-over mix and also played in the last of his five one-day internationals almost three years. He will only be paying attention observing in India’s Champions Trophy event in England and Wales in June.

Although, as India’s marathon 13-Test home season draws to a close after the fourth and deciding match against Australia in Dharamsala shortly in this week, skipper Kohli has given a buzzing support of Pujara’s worth in the longest format.


Kohli said on Monday after the draw third match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium, “Sometimes I feel really bad for him that people don’t understand his importance in this team so much. You know what a valuable player he is for us. He is the most composed player we have in the team. Someone like that is priceless to have in the team.”

Pujara has led much-required strength for India to line-up to full fill with stoke-makers, and also he played his role to perfection to attack in India’s batting in Ranchi.

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He had batted more than 11 hours scoring 199 runs partnership with Wriddhiman Saha in the method to placed India into a situation where they could target a win.


Because of Pujara’s watertight strike and also extraordinary capacity that play as long innings in Ranchi, he placed down to the visitor’s bowler with his third double century in test cricket.

Kohli added “This season he has been outstanding. He has contributed throughout. He’s not being spoken about or being in the focus too much but I think he deserves much more than that. He’s been outstanding with the bat and I hope he can continue until the last Test match.”

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Saha made his third Test century in Ranchi and tremendous grit and also character, Kohli said “he bats wherever we ask him. He has no problems in batting after or before (Ravichandran) Ashwin. He never says ‘no’. You really feel glad for a guy like him. He’s willing to do anything for the team and put his best foot forward.”

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