India’s number three in Test cricket the specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara got off the mark while facing the 35th delivery at the Lord’s in India’s second innings.
Meanwhile, In the first innings, India posted 364 runs on the board at Lord’s. The main credit for that goes to Indian openers who had a hundred-plus partnership in the first innings. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul both batted brilliantly. However, KL Rahul was turned out to be the best performer as he scored an outstanding century. Meanwhile, in the first innings, Cheteshwar Pujara failed to contribute big runs. Pujara only managed to score 9 runs and was dismissed by James Anderson. Adding to it Pujara didn’t have a good outing in the first Test at Nottingham either as he scored on 4 runs in the first innings of the match. Also, Pujara is going through a rough patch lately and has been failing to score big runs for India in Tests.
During batting in the second innings at Lord’s, Pujara was defending one ball after the other by English pace battery. Pujara played his natural game and kept dodging and defending deliveries back to back. He didn’t score a single run and for the straight 34 deliveries. Meanwhile, he finally got off the mark in his 35th ball of the second innings. Notably, the crowd was cheering Pujara when he scored his first run on Day 4.
However, this was not the first time Pujara has faced over 30 deliveries to get off the mark. In June 2021 Pujara scored his first run on his 36th ball against New Zealand. Meanwhile, In January 2018 he got off the mark in his 54th ball of the match against South Africa.
Cheteshwar Pujara’ Gets Off The Mark In 2nd Innings
— Lokesh Upadhyay (@LokeshU64949347) August 15, 2021
Here is How Twitter reacted to Pujara scoring his first run in the second innings at Lord’s :
Scenes as he gets off the mark. 😂
— Sarah Waris (@swaris16) August 15, 2021
Pujara gets his first run in the 35th ball and a huge cheer from the crowd. #ENGvIND
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 15, 2021
A loud cheer and claps from the Lord's crowd after Cheteshwar Pujara gets off the mark on the 35th ball.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 15, 2021
Finally Pujara open his account after playing 34 dot balls. Very under pressure playing one of the important innings of his life.
Kohli on 16* Pujara on 1*(35)
India 48/2. #ENGvIND
— Surinder (@navsurani) August 15, 2021
Pujara finally opens his account after 35 ball.. crowd cheers for him.. 😉
— Rangu 🙂 (@ranga_swamy) August 15, 2021
Pujara: more dots than a Roy Lichtenstein, but gets off the mark.
He and Kohli will still be batting this evening.#ENGvIND
— Mark Puttick (@GryllidaeC) August 15, 2021
Cheteshwar Pujara joined the Club with Rahul Dravid and Steve Smith for taking 30+ Balls for 1 Run #INDvENG
— हिन्दू वंदना राष्ट्रवादी (@Ibishtvandana) August 15, 2021
Most balls for Cheteshwar Pujara to get off the mark:
54 balls v SA Jan 2018
36 balls v NZ Jun 2021
35 balls v ENG 2021
25 balls v ENG Aug 2014
— Only STATS (@Cricket58952626) August 15, 2021
Pujara being pujara. https://t.co/uuZ5Q0PLJh
— Anurag |अनुराग |انراگ (@IAmAnuragRatna) August 15, 2021
*CROWD*. 😂 pic.twitter.com/YFGxqMwjCR
— Ajay (@Ajay45878500) August 15, 2021
Hum le kr rahenge Azaadi.
Pujara scored 1 run and got freedom from a Duck!
— Aadarsh 💞 (@aadarshdixit2) August 15, 2021
— Ankita Makwana (@bunnu6) August 15, 2021
"Pujara scores his 1st run on 35th Ball"
— ʜᴀʀꜱʜ𝟒𝟓™🇮🇳 (@HarshRo45__) August 15, 2021
Modi has awarded Pujara a Bharat Ratna for scoring a run#EngvInd
— Dennis Jarvo (@DennisCricket_) August 15, 2021
When Pujara gets off the mark pic.twitter.com/oR2elUcdJf
— Sonali (@samtanisonali1) August 15, 2021
pujara after scoring a single pic.twitter.com/AgjIs5tLKD
— Arun Lol (@dhaikilokatweet) August 15, 2021