Virat Kohli appeared to be miss out on an imminent century on Friday when he was run out after a poor name by Ajinkya Rahane whereas batting on 74. Nevertheless, Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell feels it wasn’t Ajinkya who left the Indian skipper annoyed however Cheteshwar Pujara.
Following a poor technical exhibiting by top-order batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal within the opening session of Day 1 of the Australia vs India Check, Pujara acquired reward for grinding the Aussie pacer together with his acquainted go-slow techniques earlier than the Dinner break.
Nevertheless, taking part in too many dot balls whereas not rotating strike within the second session as properly, coupled with abysmal exhibiting in opposition to spinner Nathan Lyon, meant few specialists noticed little positives in his 160-ball 43 on the Adelaide Oval.
The 32-year-old right-hander had cast a 68-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli within the second session however Chappell felt that Pujara usually left a batsman of Kohli’s stature annoyed by not taking sufficient singles earlier than falling prey to Lyon.
“A participant of his calibre ought to have been capable of manoeuvre the ball a bit higher and decide up singles,” Chappell informed Huge World of Sports activities. “I feel he was irritating Kohli by the truth that he wasn’t getting singles. However that’s the best way (Pujara) performs.”
India will resume Day 2 on 233/6 with Ravichandran Ashwin (15*) and Wriddhiman Saha (9*) nonetheless on the crease.