India have got off to a miserable start on Day 3 of the final Test against South Africa. The team started the day, leading by 70 runs, with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal back in the hut. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were the unbeaten batters. The team needed the partnership to bloom and take the team to a position of safety. However, Pujara was dismissed on the second ball of the day by Marco Jensen. Keegan Petersen took a blinder to send Pujara back. In the next over, Kagiso Rabada accounted for Ajinkya Rahane for 1, leaving India tottering at 60-4.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are playing for their Test careers. The players have been going through a rough patch for a while now and many speculate that the South Africa series could be the last Pujara and Rahane represent India. The senior players were already the butt of all jokes as the fans were not amused by India backing them despite other deserving players waiting in the wings. Their failure in the South Africa series has given one more reason for the fans to troll them. Here are the best reactions.
— Innocent Child (@bholaladkaa) January 13, 2022
After Rahane And Pujara got out
Le BCCI -
You will not be missed …
— Akshay Dubey Vlogs (@noonecreate) January 13, 2022
— Kumar (@bhaveshkjha) January 13, 2022
courtesy of an ex twitter user pic.twitter.com/7M7DO17Ma5
— ffs bye (@ketakiisajoke) January 13, 2022
— Sumit (@skar1704) January 13, 2022
Meanwhile, India are 85-4 at the time of writing, with Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant trying to stabilise the innings. India lead by just 98 runs at the moment. It's a fitting occasion for Virat Kohli to end his century drought and give his team a chance to create history.