New Delhi: Indian senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) faces criticism due to excessive defensive play on Matchday 3 of Test 3 against Australia.
Pujara on the fan target
On the third day of the match, the Australian team dominated India and the Indian team’s opening innings were reduced to just 244 points. Testing specialist Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) suffered a slow strike and injuries to fit players. Australia took a total of 197 races.
It’s time to call on Pujara’s defensive tactics.
Nothing good has come from over-defense.
No intention even to run the strike.
I may have cost India the game. # AUSvsIND @bhogleharsha @cricbuzz
– Aditya Sharma (@apostateindian) January 9, 2021
#INDvsAUS #Pujara #AUSvIND
Me enjoying Pujara’s stick: – pic.twitter.com/UjUO6MNo8B
– Ashish Kumar Pandey (@imAKPandey) January 8, 2021
Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) scored 50 points on 176 balls in the opening rounds of the Sydney Test. Pujara hit half a century with 174 balls, which is the slowest half century of his Test career. As a result of this strike, Pujara was the target of fans and fans troll him badly.
When #Pujara comes to bat #AUSvsIND #INDvsAUSTest pic.twitter.com/XKutwBjgbG
– D Hindustaani (@Dheeru_Bhaarat) January 8, 2021
# INDvsAUS @ WasimJaffer14
After watching #pujara and #Rahane
Indian fans look like pic.twitter.com/iEIsuUbT7L
– GauRaw (@gau_raw) January 8, 2021
Enjoy the # Pujara rounds. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/oxB6yTuyMM
– Siddhi Meena (@ SiddhiMeena92) January 8, 2021
Or open with Pujara or drop it. No need to play blocker who comes after Gill just to destroy the momentum
– Karthi (@The_Hitwicket) January 9, 2021
Jab #pujara Strike pe ho
the non-attacker :: pic.twitter.com/AHmfjlu9Ly
– THARKI-TROLLER (@TrollerTharki) January 8, 2021
Former Australian captain Allan Border criticized India’s strike strategy and said Cheteshwar Pujara was afraid to play the shot. Border said, “He (Pujara) is very scared to play the shot, isn’t he?” He plays to save his wicket instead of scoring points.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting also criticized Pujara’s strike and said “he should have been a bit faster in his scoring pace as I think it put too much pressure on his batting partners.”