Veteran India batter Cheteshwar Pujara has returned with a bang to Team India in the longer format, scoring his 9th century in the 2nd match against Bangladesh as well. Pujara was also named the Player of the Series, after having ended the two-match Test series as the top-scoring batter.
However, while speaking to the broadcaster after the match, Pujara received a special request from te veteran India player Mohammad Kaif, who was one of the pundits at the post-match show. While there’s no doubt about Pujara’s calibre, Kaif wants him to be more expressive while celebrating his feats as well. While doing a cheeky request to Cheteshwar Pujara, Kaif said that he wants him to wave his bat as he scores a hundred and kisses the trophy as well.
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“After scoring hundred, your celebration is just too plain and simple. Kuch karo bhai, bat ghumao, aise punch karo (Please do something, show your bat, punch in the air) because they show those visuals a lot on TV so people will also remember that yes Pujara has been scoring runs. Or else the talk is always on strike rate or how slow you play. Yeh jo trophy mila hai na, pappi do trophy ko, social media mein daalo (This trophy that you got, kiss that trophy, put that picture on social media). This would tell people that you played well and made a superb comeback to win the Player of the Series award. Please, Pujara,” he said as Cheteshwar Pujara was seen laughing.
As far as the 2nd Test is concerned, India were in a bothering state at 74/7 in the first session of the fourth day but Shreyas Iyer (29*) and Ravichandran Ashwin (42*) helped the Indian team chased down the total with three wickets in hand and clinched the series 2-0 as well. For the hosts, Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled superbly and claimed a five-wicket haul.