Yesterday, on a track that provided plenty of assistance to the fast bowlers, Indian middle order batman, Cheteswar Pujara played 53 dot balls against South Africa in a row. It was only on the 54th ball that Pujara finally took a single to open his account on the first day of the third and final Test match of the series that is being played in Johannesburg.
Pujara’s misfortune attracted a lot of attention and the snail paced innings sparked a debate on Twitter. As expected Pujara got trolled, becoming the butt of some seriously funny jokes! Here is what the Twitterati had to say!
Here is what happened in a nutshell!
— Shaban Azad (@md_shabanazad) January 25, 2018
This Indian fan had the most amazing meme depicting Pujara’s inning!
— KAJALaneNENU🇮🇳 (@BanarasiBasanti) January 24, 2018
When you wonder how quickly the time passed!
*Pujara comes into the crease*
*Pujara scores his 1st run*
we all grew up…. pic.twitter.com/RYwYBSfOb0
— Navneet (@_farzi_doc_) January 24, 2018
This is when you skip all your engagements because trolling Pujara is so much fun!
When someone asks pujara to hit century.
Pujara : pic.twitter.com/RhNedD2Zv4
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) January 24, 2018
When a Pujara’s innings inspire your inner philosopher!
Pujara is like a person who walks into a bank without an Aadhaar number.
Just can't open his account.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 24, 2018
Someone was kind enough to spare a though for the poor man’s family too!
— bahubelieber 😒 (@twittteratii) January 24, 2018
When you are made to toil for every run that you score!
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 24, 2018
Make no mistake, Pujara had his supporters too!
To all the trollers who is making fun of Pujara's innings..
Plz stop watching Cricket..
— ansh (@imAnsh18) January 24, 2018
When a Pujara’s innings inspire you to think differently!
I need Pujara's level of chill in my life
— El Mago (@LonNkuhlu) January 24, 2018
Veteran cricketer, Rahul Dravid stepped in to rescue Pujara and very politely asked the critics to shut up!
The fact that Pujara hasn't scored any run and is facing all of Philander's overs is why India is still batting.
— Rahul Dravid 🔵 (@Im_Dravid) January 24, 2018
And then Harsha Bogle summed up while explaining the significance of the innings!
Abstinence lent strength to India. Without Pujara's 50 and his numbing of the bowling, India would have been looking at a more meagre total
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 24, 2018