The third day of the third test match between India and Australia would be remembered for a long time for a few things. Firstly, there was a small debate between the Indian Captain and the Australian counterpart, after Kohli was caught in the slips. In the second case, it would be a great patience and the fair play that Pujara had put up on the day.
Pujara Played Patient Knock
To start with, after being ruled out of the field after hurting himself on the very first day of the match, Virat Kohli is back in the field. However, it was not a great day for him. He was caught in the slips for just 6 runs by his name. As the Indian captain was making his way back to the pavilion, Steve Smith was noted gesturing towards the hurt shoulder of Kohli, something was also said to the Indian captain, which infuriated him to the extent that before he left the field, he went on to have a conversation with the leg umpire.
The same incident has been talked about by many of the ex-cricketers and also the twitteratis. The act by the Australian captain is criticized by one and all.
The second most noteworthy thing of the entire day was the way Cheteshwar Pujara went on with his batting for the entire day. Cheteshwar Pujara, who was unbeaten on Day 2 started his innings on Day 3 and went on with some great selection of shorts and made the most out of the pitch. While on one end, India kept losing wickets, Pujara kept on playing his game. Although his strike rate is not one that would impress everyone, but the type of game that he has played, obviously calls for praises.
After having played the entire day, Cheteswar Pujara is not out with 130 runs. There is yet a lot more for the player to do. At the end of the third day’s play, India is at 360 for the loss of 6 wickets.