Kagiso Rabada Tried To Sledge Me, Reveals Cheteshwar Pujara
Team India were the much better side on the first day of the 2nd Test versus South Africa in Pune with the batters standing after some top-class bowling by the Proteas. Speaking at the end of the day’s play, Cheteshwar Pujara exposed that the visitors consisting of Kagiso Rabada tried every possible method to disrupt the concentration; nevertheless, stopped working in doing so.
The house side counted on a great century from Mayank Agarwal and fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to post 273 for 3 on the first day. The very first hour of the Test match belonged to the visitors with 3 pacers– Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje positioning all sorts of tough concerns.
Rohit Sharma, beginning the back of twin heaps, didn’t make it three-in-three. Post that, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara included more than a hundred runs for the 2nd wicket to set the tone. Pujara and Mayank got out after their specific fifty and century, Virat Kohli guaranteed their group went to stumps untouched.
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Speaking at the post-match interview, Pujara exposed that Kagiso Rabada tried to agitate him verbally. The Saurashtra batsman included that it didn’t trouble him as he was in his zone throughout his 58- run knock.
“I can’t remember what he said. But he (Rabada) is someone who always likes to say something to the batsmen,” Pujara stated. “As a batsman, I always know that he (Rabada) will try to disturb my concentration, not just him but any bowler, who passes a comment, so I try and avoid (listening to) what they say. If you are in your zone, you hardly hear what they are trying to say,” he included.
Team India will hope to put a great very first innings amount to and extend their lead bowling out South Africa for a little overall. The onus will be on skipper Virat Kohli to transform his half-century into a huge hundred and lead the batting from the front.
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