The most anticipated second Chennai Test is going with much good flow. A good comeback has been seen from the Men in Blue in the second test after being registering a big loss in the first Test.
Right now, injury has shattered the Indian camp as Cheteshwar Pujara hasn’t join with the boys on the field due to sustaining a injury on the right finger. Due to his absence now Mayank Agarwal came as a substitute in place of Pujara.
BCCI has officially confirmed that he won’t join the field with teammates after being indulged with heavy pain on the right hand. His presence is very crucial for the team as he is the dependable source of the team. The management will also trying that he should join the squad as soon as possible. If this injury continued a lot then it will directly effect the Indian team a lot in the ongoing red ball series.
Cheteshwar Pujara was hit on his right hand while batting on Day 1 of the second @Paytm Test against England at Chepauk. He felt some pain later. He will not be fielding today. #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/k0KkFOiHVC
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 14, 2021
On Day-1, Cheteshwar Pujara contributed 21 runs to the team from 58 deliveries and lost his wicket to Jack Leach while on the day-2, India couldn’t stand too long and added only 29runs on the board by registering a total of 329 on the scoreboard. Rishabh Pant was the only batsman who remained unbeaten with a score of 58 from 77 deliveries. The top scorer for Indian Team in the first innings was Rohit Sharma with 161 runs off 231 deliveries whereas vice captain Ajinkya Rahane with 67 off 149 deliveries respectively.
Cheteshwar Pujara has already sustained a lot of injury in the Gabba Test as well where he was hit 11 times on his body and still continued to bat on the field and scored a much needed valuable 56 runs from 211 deliveries. His contribution in winning the Gabba Test by scoring 329 total on the board and retaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy will always be written in the history of Indian Cricket Fraternity.