From dangerous head knocks to taking nasty blows on the body and fingers, Cheteshwar Pujara had it all by the Aussie fast bowling attack. Australia was trying to maintain the short-ball strategy against Pujara and that is when he had to face the constant bouncer barrage on the final day of the Gabba Test.
It was more than twice that the Indian team physio had to rush out to the middle to check on Pujara. From his helmet’s neck visor flying off to hit on the arm, Pujara managed to survive all the vicious deliveries by the Aussie attack. However, in no time, Indian fans started trending #Pujara and started reacting to his bravery.
Check it out:
— Deba Sarkar (@debaS21_) January 19, 2021
— Karthick Raj (@Karthick21raj) January 19, 2021
— Big Daddy V (@BigDadd58909912) January 19, 2021
— Deepak Tyagi (@DeepakT33934123) January 19, 2021
— Dr.Dang069 (@DrDang069) January 19, 2021
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 19, 2021
Pujara to Pat Cummins -: pic.twitter.com/NyZLi7eOWq
— Rare_Legend ° (@memer_hu__bc) January 19, 2021
Pujara’s fighting spirit 🙏 pic.twitter.com/el4NBHMQAa
— Cheeru (@sobermonk) January 19, 2021
Pujara has taken more blows to his body than Nehru did to get us freedom.
— Denil Bharwad (@sparta_curse) January 19, 2021
The next time someone from a non-cricketing country asks you what this Test cricket is all about & why it matters despite often not producing a result after 5 days, just show them the Cheteshwar Pujara knock #AUSvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) January 19, 2021
Pujara was hit 10 times in body parts, helmets still he has batted more than 200 balls and scored fifty. This is another level fighting spirit which India has shown in last 3 Tests.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 19, 2021
-Got hit on the helmet.
-Got hit in the ribs.
-Got hit on the hands.
-Batting through the pain.
Cheteshwar Pujara reaches his fifty even after taking so much pain and blows on the body. Standing there just like The Wall for India. pic.twitter.com/XHCxCGGIuf
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 19, 2021
— Saish 💫 (@CricketSaish45) January 19, 2021
— Jayant Jadhav (@jayantjadhav92) January 19, 2021
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel30) January 19, 2021
Pujara after surviving several body-blows for his team India: pic.twitter.com/mFbeHyOowm
— Rajneesh Chaudhary (@Rajneesh1609) January 19, 2021
Pujara got out on 56 of 211 balls. It was his slowest half-century but his contribution in the chase is commendable. India needs 63 runs in 84 balls to win.