India vs South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara could not show any miracle in the first innings of the first test match between India and South Africa. He got out without scoring any run. With this, a shameful record has been added to his name.
- Shameful record attached to Pujara’s name
- KL Rahul scored a brilliant century
- Ajinkya Rahane did wonders
Centurion: The first test match of the three-Test series between India and South Africa is being played in Centurion. Openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have played brilliant innings in this match. At the same time, the flop show of the team’s star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara continues. Pujara could not score any runs in this match and returned to the pavilion without opening the account. With this, a shameful record has been added to his name. Let us know about this record.
- This record attached to Pujara’s name
Cheteshwar Pujara, once called the wall of Team India, is struggling with very poor form. Runs are not coming out of his bat. Cheteshwar Pujara got out without scoring any run against South Africa. With this, a shameful record has been added to the name of this dashing batsman. He has become the batsman to be dismissed for zero most times while batting at number three. In this case, he has broken the record of former cricketer Dilip Vengsakar. Pujara could not open the account for the ninth time while playing at number three. Team India’s current coach and former batsman Rahul Dravid is at number three in this matter. He has been out seven times without opening an account at number three.
- Pujara struggling with poor form
Cheteshwar Pujara’s bat has been silent for a long time. Scoring runs for him has become like chewing iron gram. In the first match against New Zealand, Pujara could not perform according to his name. He scored 26 runs in the first innings and only 22 runs in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara has not been able to score any century in Test cricket since the year 2019. Indian selectors have given him many opportunities. Many youngsters who have done well in domestic cricket are ready to take his place. If his bat does not work even in the second innings against South Africa, then he is sure to go out of the team. Young Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari are ready to take his place. There has also been criticism for Pujara’s slow pace. He has scored 6542 runs in 91 test matches for India.
- Rahul-Mayank shine
The Indian team’s openers played a bang in the first innings against South Africa. KL Rahul has remained frozen at the crease even after scoring a scintillating century. He scored 122 runs. At the same time, Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli have not been able to show any special feat. Ajinkya Rahane is present at the crease after scoring 40 runs. After the end of the first day’s play, the Indian team made 272 runs at the loss of three wickets.