On the second day of the recently-concluded Indore Test, when the entire Indian batting lineup surrendered to Nathan Lyon’s excellence, it was Cheteshwar Pujara who stood strong like a wall between India and an embarrassing defeat by the margin of an innings. The veteran Indian Test specialist played a crucial knock of 59 runs off 142 balls with five boundaries and an amazing six to his name.
Apart from this, something else happened during the post-match presentation of the match that was barely expected with the texture of Pujara’s batting approach in the longest format of the game. When all the awards were being given to the players of Australia’s winnings side, Cheteshwar Pujar, out of nowhere, get an award for his stunning six that ended up as the longest six of the entire third Test.
The fans were also shocked and amused in a single fraction of time after getting this news on the account of Pujara; subsequently, they took to Twitter to come up with some hilarious and interesting reactions to this unexpected brilliance and excellence of Pujara.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Life me bas yahi dekhna tha, ab moksh mil jayega mujhe
— Gaurav Manchanda (@gaurav5m) March 3, 2023
Ye award pujara ko zindagi bhr yaad rhega
— POSSIBLE (@possible1818) March 3, 2023
Mera sapna pura hogya 😭
— Ayush (API) (@AyushDbz) March 3, 2023
Half amount to Rohit😁
— Gautam (@G_am143) March 3, 2023
— Mukulr5 (@RRmuk8649) March 3, 2023
— maulik vyas (@vyas343) March 3, 2023
Pujara hits a six after facing about 1000 balls on average. Very rare moment
Deserved an award
— Cricket Blike (@Cricket_blike) March 3, 2023
Something very new😂😆
— Girish Reddy (@girishreddyt12) March 3, 2023
— anjaneya (@Anjaney72940039) March 3, 2023
Whhhaatt…. This must be the most treasured award for pujara..😅😅😅
— Aditya (@aditya10on9) March 3, 2023
Kya baat hai
— Nitin jain(Sachinsuperfan) (@NitinSachinist) March 3, 2023
Match nhi jeete, irrelevant award hi sahi
— Cricket Fan 07 (@Manas_pr_sharma) March 3, 2023
1 lakh rupees for hitting a six💀Bhai bht kamai h inlogon ki
— Aditya (@Aditya28941339) March 3, 2023
Coming back to the current scenario of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia; the visitors have registered their name on the scoreline of the series after winning the third Test by a big margin of 9 wickets. Now, the Indian team’s lead of 2-0 has come to 2-1.
Notably, Rohit Sharma’s men are ought to win this series by an optimum margin of 3-0, 3-1, or 4-0 to secure their place in the final of the Test Championship 2023. But now they have only one scenario left and that is 3-1; so, they have to win the fourth and last of the four-match Test series to make their way into the Test Championship final.
Both teams will play the fourth Test of the series at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from Thursday, the 9th of March. Following the conclusion of this Test series, India and Australia will lock horns in the three-match ODI series.