England vs India 2018 – Cheteshwar Pujara Claims an Unwanted Run-Out Record
India’s batsman Cheteshwar Pujara claimed an unwanted run-out record. Pujara was run-out for the seventh time in the last decade. Therefore, Pujara took the summit position to be run-out for the most number of times. Pujara joined former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior who is also run-out seven times.
Meanwhile, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath and Kiwi’s batsman Ross Taylor have been run out on six occasions.
Cheteshwar Pujara was unfortunate.
On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara is involved in ten run-outs out of which he has himself suffered on seven occasions. In fact, Pujara had to also go back to the pavilion when he was run-out on the South African tour.
However, Cheteshwar Pujara isn’t the swiftest movers between the wickets for India. Meanwhile, Pujara was not at fault in the first innings of the ongoing Lord’s Test. Indian skipper Virat Kohli called him for a quick single but declined mid-way into the pitch as he turned his back towards Pujara. Thus, Pujara was already at the other end and had no chance to make his way back into the crease.
However, Pujara had got his head down in order to accelerate his speed and therefore, could not make a eye contact with Virat Kohli. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli should have called early and he left his partner stranded in between the wickets.
Meanwhile, Thilan Samaraweera is run-out 14 times, out of which he has dug his own grave on 11 times. Ricky Ponting partnerships in 20 run-outs, in which the former Australian captain cut his own throat on 15 occasions.
Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga was run-out eight times out of 11 dismissals. Wasim Akram failed to make his ground on seven occasions while playing his part in ten run-outs.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara could not make the cut for the first Test match for India. A run-out in the second Test match added salt to the injury.