IND vs NZ Cheteshwar Pujara Opens the innnings after 6 years Know why Virat Kohli took this decision

New Delhi. In the second Test between India and New Zealand being played in Mumbai, New Zealand were bundled out for just 62 in the first innings. This is the lowest score in Test cricket in India. Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) took 4 wickets for India and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj took 3 wickets. Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to bat himself instead of giving a follow-on, despite having wrapped up New Zealand cheaply. But Shubhman Gill instead of Mayank Agarwal Cheteshwar Pujara landed as the opening partner of.

Virat Kohli That’s why he had to take this decision. Because while fielding at short leg in New Zealand’s first innings Shubhman Gill The ball was hit near the elbow. This incident happened in the 13th over of New Zealand’s innings. This over was bowled by Axar Patel. On the fifth ball of his over, Kiwi batsman Henry Nicholls played a strong shot, which went straight to the elbow of Shubman, who was fielding on forward short leg.

After that he started sobbing with pain. Physio Nitin Patel had reached the ground. He gave initial treatment to Shubman. But even after this, Gill’s trouble did not subside and he went out of the field with Physio. as a substitute in his place Suryakumar Yadav Descended for fielding. However, in the very next over, Ashwin made Nicholls his victim. He got out after scoring 7 runs.

Gill got injured while fielding
After this, Gill again came down for fielding. But in the 19th over, he got hurt once again and he went out of the field again. After this, he did not even come to the opening with Mayank in the second innings. their place Cheteshwar Pujara Came to start the innings. He has come for the opening after 6 years. Last time he started the innings. Then he scored an unbeaten 145 in the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka and his opening partner was KL Rahul.

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Before this test, he has opened in the test 5 times. He has scored one century and two half-centuries and has scored 374 runs at an average of over 124. Talking about Pujara’s overall Test career, he has scored 6568 runs in 92 Tests. He has scored 18 centuries.

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