Australian cricketing great Shane Warne, who is currently commenting in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, has predicted that Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara would dismissed by Nathan Lyon’s delivery in the fourth day of the first Domain Test in Adelaide on Sunday (December 9).
And, even Pujara lost his wicket to Nathan on Sunday after giving a solid start to India by scoring 71 and adding 83 runs with Ajinkya Rahane , as the Australian spinner set it up brilliantly to get the much-needed dismissal of India’s vital cog, who ended up giving a catch to Aaron Finch at short leg.
While commentating for Fox Cricket, Warne said, “This is only the best over Lyon has bowled today. And all he has done is bowled at the right spot and had the right field. He could get the wicket here if this just lands this last one, he has built it up beautifully.”
Just after Warne’s prediction, Pujara was caught on the final ball of the Nathan’s over, and his fellow commentator was seen saying: “There you go, there you go, you called it Shane Warne, absolutely perfect. The perfect over, the perfect finish. And how Australia needed that.”
Meanwhile, Warne lavished praise on Lyon for his efforts and patience with the ball to get the key wicket of Pujara. He said of Lyon, “Excellent stuff from Nathan Lyon. It was just pure patience. He got the field right, he got the bowling right, everything was right. He just had to finish the over up, he did that. And the main man, Pujara, who got the hundred in the first innings. He got 71 here. He was the rock for India. He has done a great job for them. It took just a nice bit of patience and good bowling from Nathan Lyon and he has produced the wicket Australia desperately needed.”
(With Indian Express Inputs)