Ind vs SA: Cheteshwar Pujara made a big mistake, gave life to Keegan Pietersen; the trolls

Ind vs SA: Cheteshwar Pujara made a big mistake, gave life to Keegan Pietersen; the trolls
The play of the fourth day of the third test match between India and South Africa is going on in Cape Town. Team India has to take the wickets of South Africa at frequent intervals to win this Test match and create history. Team India's fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah had almost dismissed Keegan Petersen, the shield of South Africa, but Cheteshwar Pujara, standing on the slip, gave life to Keegan Pietersen by leaving a simple catch in his hand. . The incident happened on the fifth ball of the 40th over. Cheteshwar Pujara has been trolled on Twitter after this mistake.
Trolling Cheteshwar Pujara, a user wrote, 'Pujara has left the entire match, not the catch.' Another user wrote, 'Pujara has just left the series. A straight catch was not caught. Another user wrote, 'Can't understand why Pujara is being included in the team. He is neither batting nor fielding. At the same time, some users are demanding to drop both Pujara and Rahane from the team.

Let us tell you that Cheteshwar Pujara has been struggling with poor form for a long time. Cheteshwar Pujara's bat has remained silent on most of the occasions in the ongoing Test series against South Africa. Looking at the statistics, Cheteshwar Pujara has scored just 702 runs in 26 innings played in 2021 at a modest average of 28.1. At the same time, even in 2022, he has not been able to do anything special with the bat.

On the other hand, if we talk about the third test match, then the second innings of Team India was reduced to 198 runs. Based on the first innings lead, South Africa need 212 runs to win this match. Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 100 in the second innings for India. Apart from Rishabh Pant, no batsman could even score 30 runs for Team India in the second innings.

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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