‘Humein toh pata hi nahi tha’ – Shikhar Dhawan trolls Cheteshwar Pujara after the latter says he’s missing cricket
Pujara's last outing was the Ranji Trophy final, where he helped Saurashtra clinch their maiden title by defeating Bengal in the final.
Updated - Apr 27, 2020 9:23 pm
A resilient batting approach and a gritty mindset– Cheteshwar Pujara is known for his composure and grit at the crease. Pujara has been an indispensable part of Team India’s Test side over the years. He is known for his patience and incredible long stints while staying glued at the crease during crucial times.
However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has brought all sports to a halt and players are left with no choice but to spend their quarantine period on social media. Many players are also spending idle time with their family or by working out indoors. Amid the lockdown, all cricketers including Cheteshwar Pujara are missing the experience of bracing the field. The Saurashtra batsman reflected on this issue and shared a picture on Instagram where he can be spotted practising in the nets.
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“The thing I miss the most in this lockdown is being on the cricket field,” he captioned the photograph. However, Pujara’s India teammate– Shikhar Dhawan– was quick to remind him of one other thing he may be missing in life right now which is the dressing room banter.
“Sachi humein toh pata hi nahi tha ki tu cricket miss kar raha hai.Wah (Really? We didn’t know you are missing cricket. Wow),” Dhawan commented on Pujara’s picture.
A few of Pujara’s other teammates also joined Dhawan in poking fun at the right-handed batsman. “Yes we know that Pujara,” commented Murali Vijay while Umesh Yadav responded with a laughing emoji.
Pujara played a vital role in Saurashtra’s triumph in Ranji Trophy 2019-20
Pujara’s last outing was the Ranji Trophy final, where he helped Saurashtra clinch their maiden title by defeating Bengal in the final. The right-hander scored a gritty 66-run knock in the first innings of the match as Saurashtra lifted the coveted trophy on the basis of their first-innings lead in the final.
Pujara was set to play for Gloucestershire for their first six matches in England‘s County Championship. However, due to COVID-19 outbreak, the professional cricket has been suspended in England until July 1 and there’s not much clarity over its resumption. The coronavirus debacle has also put T20 World Cup 2020 in jeopardy as many cricketers have suggested the idea of postponing the mega-event.