ENG v IND 2018: Twitter lashes out after Cheteshwar Pujara gets run out due to a mix-up with Virat Kohli

ENG v IND 2018: Twitter lashes out after Cheteshwar Pujara gets run out due to a mix-up with Virat Kohli

India are in deep trouble at Lord's in seamers friendly conditions.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's mix-up | Screengrab

Play finally began at Lord's today after the first day was washed out without a ball being bowled. England's skipper Joe Root won the toss and chose to bowl first in seamer friendly conditions with dark clouds hovering around the ground. Virat Kohli admitted he would have taken the same decision had he won the toss.

Both sides made two changes with Chris Woakes and debutant Ollie Pope coming in for Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan. India dropped Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav, and brought in Cheteshwar Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav. 

India were off to the worst start possible, with Murali Vijay losing his wicket to James Anderson in the very first over. Vijay failed to get off the mark. His opening partner, KL Rahul didn't last too long either as India slumped to 10/2 before rain arrived and early lunch was taken.

After further delays, play finally began post lunch and India once again found itself having no answer to Anderson and Stuart Broad, who were effectively bowling leg-spin at over 80 mph.

As if things were not hard enough already for the Indians, Cheteshwar Pujara took off for a non-existent quick single and found himself run out after a mix-up with Virat Kohli, who was at fault for refusing the run after calling 'yes'. Pujara is making a comeback in the Indian team after being dropped at Edgbaston and this is a very important match for him.

Players had to rush off immediately with heavy rain stopping play after the fall of Pujara's wicket with India at 15/3. The forecast is not too good for today, with heavy rain expected on the last day as well.

Pujara's run out resulted in a strong reaction on Twitter, with the fans blaming Virat Kohli for his dismissal. Here is a collection of tweets:


By Saurabh Malhotra - 10 Aug, 2018

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