Cheteshwar Pujara is not the safest Indian player when it comes to running between the wickets. He is also not the fastest among Indians in running between the wickets.
A miscommunication between Rohit Sharma and him dring the ongoing Vizag Test saw the former swearing at his partner on the fourth day of the Test.
After Rohit defended a delivery, both the players went for a run but then opted against it, that saw Rohit getting frustrated. He went on to say mouthful to Pujara, that was clearly audible on the stump mic. Here is the video –
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Of late, the broadcasters have followed started turning on stump mics in between the overs. On occasions, it has also caught cheeky conversations between players.
On the tour of Australia, the stump mic famously caught Australia captain Tim Paine asking Rishabh Pant if he could babysit his child. In response, Rishabh called him a temporary captain. There have been occasions when turning on stump mics have drawn criticism and here, it was again an occasion when turning on mics came under the scanner.
Rohit and Pujara have put up 100* runs for the second wicket and are looking solid to help India gain a big lead. Rohit, who scored 176 in the first innings, will be looking to score another century in his debut as an opener.
On the other hand, Pujara will look to get a big score. He was dismissed on six in the first innings. Also Read: David Hussey, Kyle Mills join Kolkata Knight Riders” coaching staff
India hold a lead of 193 runs and the chances of home team declaring today are unlikely. Virat Kohli and co are only expected to declare after putting up 350 runs on the board. To get to that total, batsmen will have to change gears in the later part of the day or else, India will have again come out to bat tomorrow.
South Arica put up a great show in the first innings as Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock scored centuries to help their side score 431 in the first innings.