If you don’t get out now, we’ll ask for wheelchairs: An Aussie player once sledged Pujara

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara was a constant thorn in the flesh for Australia during the four-Test series Down Under. He buried the Aussies with his hundreds and frustrated them with the balls he faced. Eventually Nathan Lyon asked Pujara if he wasn’t bored, having batted hours and hours against them.Pujara led the charge for India with scores of 123, 71, 24, 4, 106 and 193 in a historic Test series triumph in Australia. During his marathon 193 in the final Test in Sydney, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon asked Pujara “Aren’t you bored yet?”. Pujara smiled and continued to bat.But that wasn’t the first time the Australian cricket team got frustrated with their nemesis. Back in 2017, Pujara had grinded the Aussie attack in Ranchi,Pujara said he did not expect Lyon to say such a thing but recenty revealed there was something funnier he had heard during the 2017 Test series against Australia.”I never thought that he’ll say such a thing. And then when we were playing against Australia in the third Test in Ranchi in 2017, one of the players came and told me ‘Now if you don’t get out, we’ll have to ask for wheelchairs.’ I was batting on 170-plus. That’s the best sledge I remember from an Aussie player,” Pujara told the Times of India.”There were many instances but I remember the first Test. Nathan Lyon and Tim Paine tried to sledge me. They almost felt that the game was over when we were 40 for four, they thought that we’ll be bowled out for 150-160.advertisement”And even later on, I think in the third or fourth Test, they were trying to sledge me but at the same time, they started laughing in the end. Lyon came and told me: ‘Aren’t you bored of batting now? You’ve scored so many runs'” he said.Also Read | 521 runs. 1258 balls. 30 hours. Does Cheteshwar Pujara feel bad for bowlers?Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara thanks Team India physio after batting for 1258 balls in Australia serieslast_img

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