India vs Leicestershire: Mohammed Shami Bowled Cheteshwar Pujara: On the second day of the warm-up match between India and Leicestershire, fast bowler Mohammed Shami gave his team a great start at the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground. India declared their first innings at 246/8 yesterday. After this, Mohammed Shami gave two blows to Leicestershire, who came out to bat.
One of these wickets was that of compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara, playing for the opposition team in this match. Pujara faced six balls, but Mohammed Shami showed him the way to the pavilion without opening the account. Shami’s ball took the inner edge of Pujara’s bat and hit the stumps.
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A second wicket for Shami. He dismisses his @BCCI teammate, as Pujara drags on.
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After getting out, both Pujara and Shami had smiles on their faces, and as Pujara was going to the dugout, Shami ran and hugged him from behind. Within no time, the video of the incident went viral on social media.
Thus, Pujara’s first innings after his comeback ended disappointingly. However, everyone will expect him to show his bat power in the upcoming fifth Test and contribute significantly to India’s series win.
India vs Leicestershire: Mohammad Kaif on Pujara’s Departure
Recently, former Indian team player Mohammad Kaif said that the way Cheteshwar Pujara came back after being dropped from the team is an excellent example for young players. He noted that Pujara played Ranji after being dropped, went to county cricket and went there to score many runs and showed how to make a comeback.
It is worth mentioning that after being dropped from the Indian Test team, Cheteshwar Pujara played the Ranji season but could not perform as effectively there. After that, he turned to county cricket and scored many runs. While playing for Sussex, he scored 720 runs in 8 innings of five matches at an average of 120. It also included four centuries, out of which he converted two into double centuries.