Watch: Frustrated Nathan Lyon Asks Hilarious Question To Cheteshwar Pujara
It would not be wrong to say that Cheteshwar Pujara has sucked the lives out of the Australian bowlers. Despite being in their own territory, the Australian bowlers have not managed to get the better of India’s number of three. In fact, Pujara has throughly outplayed the visitors, sending them on a leather hunt almost every time he came out to bat.
On Thursday, he displayed yet another masterclass, continuing his dominant run in the series with his third ton. It was the 18th century of his career as India moved to a strong position in the New Year’s Test on the first day. Pujara once again displayed remarkable composure and patience to keep the Australian bowlers at bay throughout the day after walking out to bat early once again following KL Rahul’s departure for just 9.
He took 199 balls to get to his hundred – the fifth against Australia who have been deflated with his mountain of runs in the series. Pujara had scored centuries in the first Test too, scoring 123 in Adelaide and 106 in Perth. What has further made things for the hosts is the amount of time Pujara has spent on the crease. In seven innings so far, he has already faced over 1,000 deliveries.
At Sydney Cricket Ground, he continued to grind Australia’s bowling attack. In the process, he went past Sunil Gavaskar (1033) for balls faced in a single series in Australia.
Fed up with the knock, Nathan Lyon ended up asking a question that perhaps every teammate of his wanted to ask Pujara: “Aren’t you bored yet?”.
Here is a clip of that incident:
Pujara looked far from being bored as he remained unbeaten on 130 to help India close the day on a commanding 303 for 4. Another notable contributor was Mayank Agarwal who scored 77. Along with Pujara, Hanuma Vihari was unbeaten on 39.
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