Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023: India’s Cheteshwar Pujara Out in Unfortunate Manner as Rohit Sharma Reacts Furiously”
The Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 has finally begun, with the first match taking place at the VCA stadium in Nagpur. The highly-anticipated series opener saw a full house of spectators and did not disappoint, with four sessions of intense play that has left the hosts, India, with a slight upper hand.
India’s Premier Batter Falls Early in the Game Despite India’s strong start, the game took an unfortunate turn for premier batter Cheteshwar Pujara, who lost his wicket at the start of the second day. Pujara was caught in the fine leg region while attempting a paddle sweep against Australian off-spinner Todd Murphy. The dismissal was a soft one, and Pujara appeared in control during his short time at the crease. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who was the non-striker, appeared extremely disappointed, pointing his head to the sky.
A Twitter user described the incident, saying, “Uncharacteristic shot from Pujara to get out. Murphy picks 3. India has the advantage and should possibly look to bat once. Rohit is the key here.”
Debutant Todd Murphy Impresses in BGT 2023 Opener Australia’s 22-year-old spinner Todd Murphy made a dream debut in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023, scalping four big wickets in the form of KL Rahul, Ravi Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli. The off-spinner was preferred over Western Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar by the team management, and the decision has paid off so far.
Ravindra Jadeja Shines in India’s Comeback Game he also starred for the Indian team in his comeback game, taking a defining five-wicket haul. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been the team’s pick of the batters, nearing a remarkable century. The encounter has been full of quality action so far, and almost four more days of exciting play appear to be on the cards.
Virat Kohli’s Unlucky Departure After Lunch Break: A Disappointing Moment for Indian Cricket Fans
Cricket is a game that requires immense concentration and discipline. Consistency is the hallmark of great players, and Virat Kohli, the former Indian skipper, is one of the best in the business. However, the way he lost his wicket in the Nagpur Test against Australia came as a disappointment to his fans.
In the first match of the four-match series between India and Australia, Virat Kohli was unable to score his 28th Test hundred. He departed after scoring 12 runs off 26 balls on the first ball of the afternoon session, bowled by debutant Todd Murphy. Despite Murphy taking all four Indian wickets, it was probably the worst of his deliveries that resulted in his success against the Indian skipper.
Subpar Delivery Leads to Kohli’s Wicket
The ball, bowled well outside the leg stump, kept low but the line tempted Kohli to flick it in an attempt to add a couple of runs to his score. Unfortunately, all he got was a thin nick behind, and Alex Carey’s brilliant glovework secured the wicket for the Kangaroos. Kohli, who had been enjoying great success lately, looked unhappy to lose his wicket in such a fashion, as did the netizens, who felt he could have easily played that ball better.
Promising Start Cut Short
Before the lunch break, Kohli had shown promise during his short stay, including two fine fours. However, he failed to contribute anything substantial, and India’s lead was not as commanding as they would have hoped. At the time of writing, India was batting on 167/4 after bowling out Australia for 177 in the first innings.
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