On Friday, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami shared a light-hearted moment with Cheteshwar Pujara after dismissing the batter in the ongoing warm-up game between India and Leicestershire. The veteran pacer delivered a back-of-the-length delivery to Pujara, representing Leicestershire in the warm-up match. The Saurashtra batter tried to play a back-foot punch but chopped the ball onto the stumps instead.
On Friday, India declared the first innings on their overnight score of 246/8. The visitors began strongly with the new ball as Mohammad Shami removed the Leicestershire skipper and opener Samuel Evans early in the innings.
Mohammad Shami cleans up Cheteshwar Pujara; consoles him while celebrating
On the 2nd delivery of the 9th over, Cheteshwar Pujara played a good-length delivery on his stumps while trying to play a back-foot punch. The Bengal pacer was over the moon after getting dismissing his Team India teammate for a duck.
Mohammed Shami was visibly elated after getting Pujara’s wicket and he celebrated by almost hugging Pujara while he was walking back to the pavilion. Both players alongside the Indian fielders around had a light-hearted laugh.
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In case you don’t know, Cheteshwar Pujara is making a comeback to the Indian team after getting dropped. It still remains to be seen if he will be able to find a place in India’s playing XI in the Test against England.
Talking about the warm-up game, batting first, India could only manage 246/8 in the first innings courtesy of an unbeaten fifty from KS Bharat. With the bowl, the Indian team managed to dismiss Leicestershire for 244/10.
Pacer Mohammad Shami and the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets each, while Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Siraj bagged two wickets each. Umesh Yadav is the only bowler for India to go wicketless in the first innings.