The award that Cheteshwar Pujara has received in the Indore Test, the Indian cricket fans, let alone Pujara himself, would never have thought about it.
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New Delhi.India has lost the Indore Test against Australia by 9 wickets. Indian batsmen including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli flopped badly in the third test match. The bat of India’s experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara also lasted only in the second innings. He scored 59 runs in 142 balls in the second innings. Whereas in the first innings he was able to score only 1 run. In the second innings, apart from Pujara, no batsman could run from the Indian camp. He hit 5 fours and hit a six in his half-century innings. One of his sixes also gave him double happiness.
In fact, in the Indore Test, India gave Australia a target of 78 runs and in this also 59 runs came from Pujara’s bat. Although Australia easily achieved the target. Pujara’s hard work went in vain, but the only six hit in his half-century innings gave Pujara that award, which even Pujara himself would never have thought of in the whole of Indian cricket.
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Cheteshwar Pujara wins an award for hitting the longest six in the match. pic.twitter.com/zreNh34U7R
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79 meter long six
The six that Pujara hit in the second innings was the 16th six of his Test career and with that one six, Pujara also won lakhs of rupees. Pujara has been selected as the strongest performer of the match for hitting the longest six in the Indore Test. He had hit a 79 meter long six in his half-century innings. Along with the trophy, he also gave a check of Rs. Pujara’s six had surprised everyone. Captain Rohit Sharma’s eyes were also wide open.
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