The Test matches between India and England have been rather intense. The two teams have been trying their best to win the game. The visitors already lead the series 1-0. However, the home side has been fighting hard to make an impact. One player that has contributed to Team India’s recent success is Cheteshwar Pujara.
What Happened In The Second Innings Of The Second Test To Cheteshwar Pujara?
While India was trying to score quick runs, a few of the batsmen became complacent. They threw away their wickets, which nearly pushed Team India into the game. One of those players was Cheteshwar Pujara.
The batsman literally threw away his wicket by getting himself runout in a silly manner. The video was funny and it went viral with the fans reacting to it. Below is the video that went viral-
Dear Pujara, what have you done ? pic.twitter.com/PW3xExDzpY
— middle stump (@middlestump4) February 15, 2021
An unusual way to get yourself out. Luckily, it may not cost Team India. However, can a batsman of Pujara’s class really afford to throw away his wicket like this? What if this was more of a crunch situation? It could have worked against Team India.
This is what Virat Kohli could have been talking about. The attitude post the tour of Australia can at times be a problem. Hopefully, the players sort it out and fast.
What Next For Team India In This Game And The Series?
Team India clearly has an advantage in this series at present. That is due to Rohit Sharma’s contribution in the first innings. The “hitman” managed to score 161, which has paved the path for a win for the Indian team. After the loss in the first Test match, this was what was exactly needed.
The team is playing way better as a unit and things are looking far more positive in the dressing room at present. At lunch on day 3 of this second Test match, Team India has a lead of 351 runs with four wickets in hand.
A target of somewhere close to 400 should be good enough to secure a win. Let’s wait and watch what happens in this game now. It is a must-win for the hosts if they want to play the final of the World Test Championship. That is where the second side that makes it to the tournament will face the Kiwis.
Joe Root And Co. Need A Strong Performance From Their Camp
After a disappointing performance in the first innings, Joe Root and co. need to score some runs. They have all the time in the world, though the only major concern that they will have is the deteriorating pitch. They will have to bat patiently and tackle the Indian bowling if they want to give themselves a chance in this game.
Batting on any Indian pitch on the fourth and fifth day in the final innings of the game is never easy. However, if anyone can do it, it has to be the ODI Champions of the World. Let’s see if they can dig deep and bail themselves out of this situation or whether they end up doing a Cheteshwar Pujara!!