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Pujara angry with himself after his unlucky dismissal against England

Cheteshwar Pujara was one of the top run-scorers of Team India during the first innings against England in the first Test match at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The right-handed batsman took the game away from the visitors after Jofra Archer got rid of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill early on.

Pujara added a crucial 119-run stand with Rishabh Pant. While things were moving smoothly for India, Pujara was dismissed in the unluckiest manner. The right-handed batsman who was batting on 73 tried to play a pull shot off Dom Bess’ bowling.

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Pujara livid with himself after his dismissal

Unfortunately, Pujara hit the ball on Rory Burns’ shoulders at the short-leg region where the ball bounced and went towards the mid-wicket region. Ollie Pope who was fielding at mid-wicket took an easy catch as Pujara departed for 73 including 11 fours.

Pujara was batting so well and deserved a century. However, after his dismissal, he was absolutely angry with himself as he hit his right leg with the bat. The video of the same went viral on social media platforms.

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Rishabh Pant went about his business and scored an impressive 91 off 88 balls where he struck 9 fours and 5 sixes to his name. Washington Sundar was the second-best batsman as he scored an unbeaten 85* including 12 fours and 2 sixes. India were bowled out for 337 in the first innings.

England were bowled out for 178 in the second innings. Ravi Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he took a six-wicket haul. England set up a target of 420.

“That is something which I can’t do as a batsman. It was unlucky, I would just say that because that’s the only way I thought I could have got out. I was batting really well, I was playing my shots. The way I was seeing the ball, everything was going perfect but that was the most unfortunate way one can imagine. A bit disappointed but there’s nothing which I can do as a batsman, there was no technical error,” Pujara said at the virtual press conference.

“It’s been a crucial partnership for us and I hope this continues. I love batting with him. I’m really happy with the way overall he’s playing. He still has to learn a few more things, he still has to put the team in a commanding position because he is capable of that and he’s missing out on hundreds. I’m sure he will learn from this but it is good that he is in form,” Pujara added.

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