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Away from IPL, ‘Don’ Cheteshwar Pujara revels in Times Shield – Times of India

Times of India – At a time when most of India’s batsmen are getting a chance to show off their wares in the Indian Premier League IPL ), in the process, strengthening their claim for the No.

Summary

  • At a time when most of India’s batsmen are getting a chance to show off their wares in the Indian Premier League IPL ), in the process, strengthening their claim for the No.
  • India’s Test star made 74, which helped Indian Oil gain the all-important first-innings lead.Sharing with TOI why the Times Shield is close to his heart, Pujara said: “I started playing in the Times Shield before I made my debut in the Ranji Trophy.
  • As a youngster, I learnt a lot when someone like Wasim Jaffer, who was the king of the domestic circuit and was then an India player, shared his experiences in the IOC dressing room.
  • Starting last season, he introduced the ‘Emoji Suit’, which has to be worn by the player who fails to keep up with deadlines as a penalty.
  • The team’s conditioning coach Paul Chapman sympathised with him saying that Surya’s travel gear had not returned in time from the laundry.


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