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Kohli takes dig at Pujara, but the India No.3’s witty comeback wins the day

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

India captain Virat Kohli hilariously teased Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday, taking a light-hearted dig at the latter’s agility in the field.

Kohli shared a picture of himself airborne, taking an impressive one-handed catch even at second slip, even as first slip Pujara watched on. “First session after lockdown be like,” was how Kohli captioned the post, adding: “I hope you will go for the ball pujji.”

Mohammad Shami, the pacer, was quick to get in on it, saying: “No chance hahahahahaha”. Even Kevin Pietersen got in on it, saying it was fake news: “You couldn’t catch a cold in the winter!” he said.

Pujara, for his part, took it all sportingly, and even managed a commendable dig back on Kohli. “Yes captain, and I shall catch it with both hands,” he said.

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First session after lockdown be like ? @cheteshwar_pujara I hope you will go for the ball pujji ??

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Kohli, and indeed most of the cricket world presumably, is seemingly champing at the bit for the sport to resume, given mainstream cricket has been on hold since Mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As to when cricket will return, the answer remains uncertain.

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