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Former Indian Cricketer Warns Pujara to Keep an Eye on Kohli

Former Indian Cricketer Warns Pujara to Keep an Eye on Kohli

India’s Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is not having a good time as he got himself run-out again in the second Test at Lord’s.

Cricket news: Pujara’s struggle continues as he got run-out again after a horrendous mix-up with Kohli

After having a poor county stint, Pujara was dropped in the first Test at Edgbaston, but was included in the squad for the second Test at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

However his stay at the crease was not a happy one as he got run-out for just one run and it was a complete waste of a precious wicket.

Pujara almost came in as an opener as Murali Vijay was bowled out by James Anderson in the fifth ball of the innings.

He was seeing off the deliveries well but soon the disaster struck as he played a straight length delivery from Anderson to point and decided to take a single.

Fast runner Virat Kohli responded at the start but soon stopped and turned back. It was too late for Pujara to go back to safety and he gave up.

Mohammed Kaif, the former Indian cricketer who was known for his swiftness between the wickets, tweeted about the incident saying that one cannot blame Kohli but warned Pujara to keep his eye on the Indian skipper the next time.

Pujara’s string of getting run-out continues as this is the third time in six innings, he got out in the similar fashion.

In January while playing against South Africa at Centurion, he created the record of becoming the first Indian batsman to get run-out twice in a single Test match.

In the first innings he was dismissed on the first ball as he tried to steal a run by placing the ball in the mid-on region while Lungi Ngidi’s direct throw broke the stumps.

While in the second innings he got out on 19 from 47 balls from a joint effort as he tried to sneak the third run with partner Parthiv Patel.

Rakesh Rakshit

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75