The Indian Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara, the man who has often been touted as one of the best test batters has always kept his name in glory when it comes to Test matches. Pujara who is currently plying his trade in the county championship in London in the team Sussex has played a number of brilliant innings for the team. Meanwhile, Pujara was also seen bowling leg-spin against Leicestershire and even bowling pretty well.
Cheteshwar Pujara seems to have had a fantastic season for the English domestic club. He batted well for Sussex before joining the Indian team for the fifth delayed Test in Birmingham. The 34-year-old is now back in action for Sussex in County Championship Division 2 matches.
As Cheteshwar Pujara has made a comeback to the county championship, he has shown another side of his bowling abilities. The man who is always seen holding his ground and not losing his wicket easily was seen in a role reversal when he was seen bowling leg-spin against Leicestershire. Although he had a poor first over, conceding 8 runs, the video of Pujara bowling was extensively shared on social media platforms.
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The club even shared the clip with the caption: “An over of @cheteshwar1 bowling”. Cheteshwar Pujara was seen bowling scatterbrained leg spin deliveries in full stride in the video. But even though Pujara was seen bowling regular deliveries, the majority of which landed on the batter’s pads, it was entertaining to see the batter use his cricketing skills to correct his errors.
Here is the video of the incident:
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Before joining Sussex, Cheteshwar Pujara played three Ranji matches for Saurashtra, scoring 91 in the first of those games against 41-time champions Mumbai, It was from that point, that Pujara says he knew “everything was back to normal.”
In a video shared in bcci.tv, Cheteshwar Pujara was heard saying, “It’s about playing as many first-class games as possible and for me, I think the experience was very important. Because when you want to get back into form, when you want to find your rhythm, when you want to find your concentration, it’s important to have some long innings. When I was playing for Sussex, once I had the first big knock against Derby then I felt that my rhythm was back. My concentration and everything started falling in place.”
Coming in at No.4, Cheteshwar Pujara managed to score 46 runs off 76 balls, including eight boundaries. Sussex batters did score a lot of runs against a mediocre Leicestershire attack. Tom Alsop stole the show with his 150. (243).