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Twitter Reacts As Cheteshwar Pujara Bags Goldern Duck At Centurion

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara registered a first-ball duck in the first Test in Centurion. This was after KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (60) added a 117-run partnership for the first wicket. Virat Kohli with his iffy natting form has replaced Pujara at the centre with Rahul looking solid.

Lungi Ngidi coming into bowl the 41st over, first struck, Agarwal on the line to be adjudged LBW on replay. He then bowled a delivery that had a bit more bounce and took off after hitting Pujara’s gloves for Keegan Petersen to complete an easy diving catch.

The ball after touching Pujara’s gloves also took the inside edge off his bat as it lobbed towards Petersen who did not make a mistake.

The Protean pacers have been getting true bounce on the Centurion pitch since they started bowling. Pujara despite his own iffy form was preferred over Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer both of who have been in form in recent times.

Aakash Chopra was especially critical of the form of both Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. However, the management decided to go on with the experienced duo given their previous experience of playing in South Africa.

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Aakash Chopra was especially critical of the form of both Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. However, the management decided to go on with the experienced duo given their previous experience of playing in South Africa.

“The biggest question for the Indian team is how many batters to play. I will not play Rahane even if you play six batters. I am going with Hanuma Vihari because you had sent him to South Africa, just to get some form and to get acclimatized, and he scored runs.”

“You gave Shreyas Iyer a debut and he made a century and a fifty and consolidated his position. Rahane, of course, is the senior guy but he is no longer the vice-captain. I would like to play six batters, and I would like to play Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari” he said.


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