Essex Vs India, Watch - Cheteshwar Pujara Displays Sportsmanship at Chelmsford

Published - 25 Jul 2018, 08:44 PM | Updated - 25 Jul 2018, 08:49 PM

Cheteshwar Pujara, Essex, India
Five Indian Batsmen Who Like to Score Runs in Ones and Twos. BCCI

Team India on Wednesday (July 25) had their worst start to the three-day practise game against Essex at Chelmsford in the United Kingdom (UK) to prepare for the much-awaited series. However, top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has shown great sportsman spirit.

Test specialist Pujara, who has played a lot of County Cricket this season failed to get a good start on this tour. He followed Shikhar Dhawan quickly in a similar fashion.

Chetestwar Pujara,
Cheteshwar Pujara scored a run before returning to the hut. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Matt Coles, who was making the pitch talk once again stood tall to remove the one drop batter. He pitched the ball just outside the off-stump and it did enough to take Pujara’e edge and went into the safe hand of James Foster.

Meanwhile, the umpire was hesitant about Pujara’s dismissal who took some time to make the decision.

However, representing India Cheteshwar Pujara showed some true sportsmanship as he walked back to the pavilion without waiting for the umpire’s call against Essex at Chelmsford.

Meanwhile, India will be desperate to start their five-match Test series against England on a positive note on August 1st at Edgbaston. The last time they went back victorious was way back in 2007 under Rahul Dravid’s leadership. But, they struggled in the last two outings as they lost by a margin of 4-0 and 3-1 respectively.

In a bid to getting used to the conditions, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. However, it was a poor start for the visitors as they lost Dhawan in the first over.

The host team did wonders with the new ball as they poised challenges to the Indian batters.

Here is Pujara’s wicket

It will be an uphill task now for the Indian batters to post a massive total. The onus will be on Murali Vijay and Kohli, who are out in the middle to steer the innings in their favour.