India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara displayed some excellent sportsman spirit, as he walked off the field without waiting for the umpire’s decision during the practise game against Essex at Chelmsford.
Meanwhile, India is taking on Essex in a three-day practise game to prepare for the five-match Test series against England, commencing on August 1 at Edgbaston.
India have a poor record in England, as they last won a series way back in 2007. Rahul Dravid–led side managed to win the three-match series 1-0. Since then, they have had some tough times losing 4-0 and 3-1 consecutively.
However, this team has come a long way and is currently sitting atop the Test rankings. They will be desperate to give their everything and conquer the Test series.
But they didn’t have a good start to their red-ball campaign, as Essex poised some severe challenges in the opening session of the game. India batters struggled to justify Virat Kohli’s decision to opt to bat first after winning the toss, as Shikhar Dhawan departed in the first over.
Essex bowlers bowled some great and line and length, and Cheteshwar Pujara followed soon.
Cheteshwar Pujara shows sportsmanship
Cheteshwar Pujara, who is not alien to this conditions struggled to get some runs under his belt. Pujaar had played a lot of County this season but failed to have an impact.
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 Foster.
Meanwhile, the umpire was hesitant about Pujara’s dismissal taking some time to make the decision. However, Pujara showed some true sportsmanship as he walked back to the pavilion without waiting for the umpire’s call.
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 25, 2018