Pujara makes shameful '50'.. Trolled, Insulted by Twitterati

New  Delhi, Jan 24:  As India look at another defeat in South Africa,  India's No: 3  batsman Cheteshwar Pujara faced wrath of Twitterati for his 'half-century', one that he will never be proud of. In a bid to save his wicket after fall of two quick wickets, Pujara  preferred tapping around instead of going for runs.  

On the first day of 3rd Test Match against South Africa on Wednesday, Pujara played his first fifty balls without scoring a single run. Yes, what you have just read in true. Pujara  scored his first run on the the 54th ball he faced.

It's no surprise that Pujara was at the receiving end as Twitterati went berserk.

Pujara is practising abstinence.....

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 24, 2018


46 consecutive balls without a run for Pujara! This is the longest scoreless streak by an Indian top order batsman in a Test inns in the last two decades. Previous: 45 balls, Sachin Tendulkar vs Zim, Delhi, 2002. #RSAvInd

— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 24, 2018

Most balls faced without scoring a run. Pujara is number 5 on that list. Come on, Che. Go on and beat Allott's record. We are waiting. @sumanthraman #IndvSA #FreedomSeries pic.twitter.com/eGODMaXIly

— Srini Mama ???? (@SriniMama16) January 24, 2018

clearly pujara doesn't play for records #SAvIND

— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 24, 2018

Pujara is like a person who walks into a bank without an Aadhaar number. Just can't open his account.

— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 24, 2018

54 balls for 1 run. Totally worth it for Pujara to smile from ear to ear like he's scored a 500.#SAvIND

— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 24, 2018

Pujara has faced over 50 balls without scoring. Most balls before first run in Tests - 79 balls by JT Murray in 1962-63 Most consecutive balls without scoring among Indians - 68 balls (at score of 9) by Ravi Shastri v SA, J'burg 1992-93. #SAvInd

— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 24, 2018