Twitter reacts to Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty 179-ball knock
Here are the best tweets on Pujara's 179-ball knock.
Published - Jan 24, 2018 8:07 pm | Updated - Jan 24, 2018 8:07 pm
In the Third Test against South Africa, India chose to bat first after winning the toss. This is the first time they are batting in the first innings this tournament. However, they seem to be in a spot of bother yet again. All the batsmen are queuing back to the pavilion one by one.
The openers were dismissed very cheaply. India lost both their openers without even 15 runs on the board. After the early damage, Virat Kohli and Chesteshwar Pujara tried to resurrect the Indian innings. Although they had their moments, they battled hard against all the odds. But Virat Kohli’s wicket instilled back hope to the Proteas. The skipper was dismissed on 54 when India’s total was 97.
After Kohli’s wicket, the man who was the talk of the town, Ajinkya Rahane came into the middle. He looked good before he was dismissed on 9. There were various questions about dropping him in the first Two Test matches. But Rahane coming back replacing Rohit Sharma wasn’t of much worth.
Wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel and all-rounder Hardik Pandya were dismissed cheaply too. Parthiv got out on 2 while Pandya yet again got out for a duck.
Pujara battles hard but succumbs to pressure
Despite all the odds, the ever-reliable Pujara tried hard to go against the tide. After Kohli’s dismissal, he didn’t have much support from the other end. The South African bowlers were firing inswinging and out swinging deliveries at him. They didn’t let him score even a single run easily. It took him 54 balls to get off the mark.
However, he remained very gritty and tried maximising his stay out there in the middle. He was there for 179 balls for close to 6 hours. It looked like India could manage to go past 250 with him out there in the middle. But, a lapse in concentration has seen him throw his wicket away. He saw off all the major threats but fell to Phehlukwayo. He nicked a delivery that was coming in with the angle but just held its line once it pitched. Che was in two minds whether to play or leave and in the end got a feather to it.
Here are the best tweets on Pujara’s 179-ball knock
Pujara is practising abstinence…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 24, 2018
The fact that Pujara hasn't scored any run and is facing all of Philander's overs is why India is still batting.
— Rahul Dravid ? (@Im_Dravid) January 24, 2018
— KAJALaneNENU?? (@BanarasiBasanti) January 24, 2018
When someone asks pujara to hit century.
Pujara : pic.twitter.com/RhNedD2Zv4
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) January 24, 2018
Best thing I like about Pujara is his confidence. Not saying because he is 0 off 46 balls. But because he has put himself on the IPL auction roster for 75 lakhs.
— I dont know anything. (@ABVan) January 24, 2018
Quality 50 by Pujara. What a knock. 0* off 50. pic.twitter.com/QNxDmsKOvN
— Srini Mama ? (@SriniMama16) January 24, 2018
Dressing room scenes when Pujara scored his first run ? pic.twitter.com/J2aZEqrvKG
— Suresh (@srtxt7) January 24, 2018
Pujara. 0* off 43 balls. pic.twitter.com/m1kwtyjh2z
— Fred Boycott (@FredBoycott) January 24, 2018
*Pujara comes into the crease*
*Pujara scores his 1st run*
we all grew up…. pic.twitter.com/RYwYBSfOb0
— Navneet (@_farzi_doc_) January 24, 2018
Watching Pujara Bat, right now. pic.twitter.com/PcqJodMfK0
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 24, 2018
Abstinence lent strength to India. Without Pujara's 50 and his numbing of the bowling, India would have been looking at a more meagre total
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 24, 2018
Pujara is like a person who walks into a bank without an Aadhaar number.
Just can't open his account.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 24, 2018
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 24, 2018
I need Pujara's level of chill in my life
— El Mago (@LonNkuhlu) January 24, 2018
— शिवम. (@Oye_Protein) January 24, 2018
1. When he went in to bat.
2. By the time he opens his account pic.twitter.com/V6wArX9laZ
— Kuptaan?? (@Kuptaan) January 24, 2018
Thats 50 for Pujara..50th dot ball for 0 #SAvIND
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 24, 2018
— Amazing Ekta™ (Eku) (@ekta_amazing) January 24, 2018
Kohli: Is the match going on at an SBI branch?
Kohli: Then why the hell is it taking you so long to open your account?#SAvIND
— Swagpur ka Choudhary (@ABChoudhary007) January 24, 2018
Kids: Bets on match wins
Adults: Bets on Runs
Legend: Bets on Pujara's 1st runs
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 24, 2018
When Pujara started his innings at zero run
When Pujara will score his first run pic.twitter.com/Lz5M6AM61S
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) January 24, 2018
Uh oh, Pujara gone too. Wickets falling so regularly, wonder whether India will see the day through
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 24, 2018
— Karan Sharma (@KaranbhaiSharma) January 24, 2018
Pujara is a beast is his own special way….a way very very few people understand #SAvIND
— Sharan Turlapati (@S_Turlapati) January 24, 2018