So far, England vs India Test series has witnessed a lot and at Lord’s it has been nothing differnt. But to be precise, there is bad luck and tough luck but then comes the incident happened to Cheteshwar Pujara in the form of a terrible mix-up when he returned to the pavilion via being run-out by Ollie Pope.
After the complete washout on Day, one at Lord’s, the start-stop play on Day two saw England keeping their noses ahead.
After starting the day with puffs of clouds hanging over, the hosts took advantage of winning the toss. As Joe Root wanted, James Anderson delivered the required goods with his sensational special.
Virat Kohli’s immature calling sees the wrong side of Pujara:
Initially, it was Root, who won the toss and put Indians to bat first. Moreover, utilising the conditions, Anderson showed his mojo by bowling right into the zone.
His incredible outswinger drawn curtains on Murali Vijay’s innings before later found the edge of KL Rahul’s defending willow. However, when Anderson looked like running riot, the weather god made its way to the middle.
After a brisk period, the rain once again saw a couple of balls to force the players to stay in the middle. But with the rain coming down once again, the on-field umpires decided to take an early lunch – to give enough time for the staff to clear water as well.
Just after returning to the field post-lunch, the rain started to pour down again. However, umpires tried to look at it by providing a couple of more balls before the disaster for India took place.
Moreover, Pujara, who nudged the ball to off-side sets off for a quick run. Also, the non-striker, Virat Kohli responded to the call, but after taking a couple of steps, he showed reluctance in completing the run. Thus leaving the batsman stranded in the middle.
The flamboyant Pujara has nothing to do instead stood in the middle and had a stare at unhappy Kohli. In addition, Pujara, while walking back to the pavilion, rain took centre stage, and the umpires called covers back on the wicket.
England Vs India, Lord’s Test: Chesteshwar Pujara Run Out
Also, here are the few best tweets:
You really really don't want to be Pujara just now……
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 10, 2018
"Pujara set off and initially Kohli came but then got scared. He had a change of heart and went back but Pujara had nowhere to go." Vic Marks
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) August 10, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 10, 2018
There's almost a conspiracy by the rest of the Indian batsmen to run Cheteshwar Pujara out
— Kaushik Kay (@indifferent_kay) August 10, 2018
Pujara was made a scape goat by kohli!! That was a total blunder from kohli,He called him should have run for it.
— Shoeb Zama (@shoebzama83) August 10, 2018
Pujara to kohli right now pic.twitter.com/QHGp6QwIQK
— Prakhar (@prakharshubham) August 10, 2018
: Pujara knew it was going to rain so he was running towards the pavilion. Don't declare him out. He was protecting himself.
— sharma ji (@Wcresult) August 10, 2018
Though one can blame Kohli for the runout , but next time hope Pujara keeps his eyes on kohli through out.#ENDvIND
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 10, 2018
Run outs and Che Pujara, a (mis)match made in __________ pic.twitter.com/titwXFe4j6
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 10, 2018
If Anushka is credited for Kohli's century she should be blamed for the run out of Pujara . It was unnecessary! Had started to rain why risk your partner! #ENGvsIND
— Aman Shah (@aman2398) August 10, 2018
Though it was Kohli fault to get Pujara run out, But i am happy it was Pujara who got run out and not Kohli #INDvENG
— Bilal 🇮🇳 (@Ahmadbilal111) August 10, 2018
#ENGvIND Just don't go near Pujara in the dressing room right now! Just don't!
— Aniket (@MiddleStump_) August 10, 2018
— Rohan Chaudhary (@ImRohan_45) August 10, 2018
Pujara actually put his head down, did not look at the ball and started running following the right technique.. properly following his Captain's call. Unfortunately just to be turned down #ENGvIND
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) August 10, 2018
That was a horrible moment for India's batsmen, but it's an all too familiar scene for Chesteshwar Pujara. Of India's last 10 Test run-outs, Pujara has been involved in seven of them. #ENGvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 10, 2018
Now Pujara should be sent to Olympic…
— Soumitra Dutta (@Soumitr874387) August 10, 2018
— Lokesh (@ImCrazylokey) August 10, 2018
Who will Pujara be hating more right now, rain or Virat Kohli?? @IamNicck
— Nehal Kapadia (@kapadia_nehal) August 10, 2018
Disastrous for India as yet. Rain has provided relief from agony. Pujara's wicket was a gift & Kohli wont be happy with his own role in it
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 10, 2018
Indian batsmen run out in Tests since 2016:
Pujara – 5 times
All others – 5 times
1 each for Vijay, Rahul, Pandya, Karthik, Nair.#EngvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 10, 2018