Cheteshwar Pujara, one of India’s most dependable Test cricketer, gave Twitter users a reason to make memes on him. The batsman took 53 balls to score a run during the ongoing third Test match at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The right-handed batsman is known for his defensive approach. One does not expect Pujara to go all guns blazing. His strike rate has always been a talking point.
On Day 1 of the third Test, Pujara waved his bat to the crowd after he got off to the mark on the 54th delivery of his innings. He also shared a light moment with Virat Kohli, who was batting with him at the other end.
Pujara took almost 90 minutes to score the first run off his bat. And as Pujara blocked and blocked on his way to a half-century of balls without scoring a run, Twitter got a little impatient…and witty.
Thats 50 for Pujara..50th dot ball for 0 #SAvIND
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 24, 2018
Dressing room scenes when Pujara scored his first run 😂 pic.twitter.com/J2aZEqrvKG
— Suresh (@srtxt7) January 24, 2018
When someone asks pujara to hit century.
Pujara : pic.twitter.com/RhNedD2Zv4
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) January 24, 2018
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 24, 2018
Kids: Bets on match wins
Adults: Bets on Runs
Legend: Bets on Pujara's 1st runs
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 24, 2018
54 balls for first run for Pujara , time enough for McCullum's fastest Test hundred.
— mike selvey (@selvecricket) January 24, 2018
Pujara loses virginity after 54 deliveries. My life was a bit like that. Was worth the wait though.
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) January 24, 2018
— शिवम् (@Oye_protein) January 24, 2018