Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara is currently playing in the County Championship. Having not earned an IPL contract and dropped recently from Team India, Pujara is on the road to a comeback. He has started well, with a century in his first game for the team. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted after Cheteshwar Pujara scores 150 on debut for Sussex in County Championship.
Cheteshwar Pujara scores 150 on debut for Sussex in County Championship
Playing against Derbyshire in his debut encounter for Sussex, Pujara was out for just 6 in the first innings. It was a poor show by Sussex in the first innings and hence, they were made to follow on Derby’s first innings total of 505. In the second innings, though, the Sussex batters have been doing well. While captain Tom Haines has got a double hundred and is still batting, playing at No.4, Pujara has also got a hundred. At the end of the Tea break on Day 4, Pujara was batting at 159*. His knock has come off 336 deliveries and includes 18 boundaries. Sussex now leads by 123 runs and they are well on their way to avoiding a loss.
It is a massive confidence booster for Pujara, who was dropped from Team India for the Sri Lanka Test series. The Saurashtra cricketer also did not enjoy a great Ranji Trophy and hence, he was under pressure to deliver for himself. He has started well and if he continues, Pujara could get a chance to travel with India for the one-off Test in England later this year.
Twitter reacts to the terrific show by the Indian batter
Meanwhile, Twitter was happy with Pujara’s show in the County. Since 2019, the player has not scored a hundred for Team India. He has not enjoyed much success in domestic cricket, too. Hence, scoring these runs in difficult conditions did leave many impressed. We take a look at a few Twitter reactions in the below section:
An unbeaten second innings 159* by @cheteshwar1 for Sussex after following on vs Derbyshire, his 51st First Class Century.
Pujara is back in form.Advertisement
— Dilip G Tahiliani (@dgtahiliani) April 17, 2022
Just saw Sussex vs Derbyshire score, Well Played Pujara.
51st first-class century, people may criticize him for his performances recently but this guy contributed a lot to Indian cricket.@cheteshwar1 #Pujara#CountyChampionshipAdvertisement
— Sharvil Patel (@Sharvil_2612) April 17, 2022
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— perpendicularr (@SouravINtw) April 17, 2022
150 for pujara brilliant 👏 👌 👍 https://t.co/AbjlcDlhORAdvertisement
— ANURAG (@AnuragAssh01) April 17, 2022
State of that pitch, you'd think it's a Duleep trophy game. https://t.co/BCBr38ph6T
— Øzymandias (@AFCAnsh) April 17, 2022
Absolute class! Pujara has been a great team addition, fantastic 2nd innings effort!🙌
— Rebecca Johnston (@craftybec) April 17, 2022
வாவ்டா. Pujara for T20 WC https://t.co/QNbwKJqoYd
— SmileySaro 🔆 (@Saro2Smiley) April 17, 2022
Team following on, this knock regardless of bowling attack will do a world of good to pujara's confidence
— By the barest of margins (@Roundthewicket2) April 17, 2022
pujara if he getsto play all games he might pip iyer or vihari in the last test match against england provided he does well in county , this pitch was absolute road and we cant judge him based on one innings
— vasanth narain (@narain_vasanth) April 17, 2022