India’s number three Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is mainly known for his solid batting credentials. Pujara is hardly seen bowling but Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat decided to throw the last over to the solid batsman in the ongoing Ranji Trophy fixture against Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, Pujara was able to get the breakthrough on the second ball he bowled.
The leg-spinner was able to induce the outside edge of southpaw batsman Mohit Jangra and the catch was neatly taken Prerak Mankad. Pujara was over the moon after the dismissal and celebrated in style with his Saurashtra teammates.
Pujara was all pumped up after the wicket.
The right-hander also took to Instagram to share the video and wrote that it is the day when he has changed his status from a batsman to an all-rounder.
The post read as, “The day when I changed my Batsman status to an All-rounder”.
Here is the post:
This was the fifth wicket for Cheteshwar Pujara in the 196 First-class matches he has played. Pujara was pumped up and we have hardly seen him so excited on a cricket field.
Subsequently, India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan pulled Pujara’s leg. Dhawan added a comment that Pujara should run with the same energy while running between the wickets.
Dhawan said, “Bhai kabhie itne tez sprint running karte waqt bhi maar liya kar. Well bowled waise.” (Brother sometimes try to sprint fast between the wickets like this)
Ravichandran Ashwin also commented on the post and said, “Incredible!! It’s time to bowl more..”.
Here are the comments:
Meanwhile, Saurashtra skipper won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts posted 331 runs in their first innings after half-centuries Harvik Desai, Cheteshwar Pujara and Sheldon Jackson. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh skipper Saurabh Kumar scalped four wickets whereas Zeeshan Ansari took three wickets.
Subsequently, Uttar Pradesh has posted 523 runs in response and thus they lead by 192 runs. Mohammad Saif scored a fine knock of 165 runs whereas Akshdeep Nath scored 95 runs.