Puji bhaag b*******d: Rohit shouts at Pujara for not running
In the opening test match on Day four of South Africa's ongoing tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma made history by hitting a second consecutive century at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. However, what remained largely unheard amid all the cheers was the 32-year-old batsman abusing Cheteshwar Pujara on the field. Here's what happened.
What exactly happened between the two of them
It all happened when Sharma hit a delivery from Dane Piedt to the offside and tried to gain a single. However, upon seeing SA wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock race up, Pujara stayed by the stumps and forcing Sharma to run back. That's when the stump mic picked up Sharma abusing his batting partner. "Puji bhaag (expletive)," he is heard saying.
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Viewers were quick to react to Sharma's swearing
One Twitter user wrote, "Pujara's slow innings today forced even a respected cricketer like Rohit deliver an abuse." "Before Rohit Sharma abused, Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 6 runs of 60 balls. After Rohit Sharma's abusing, Cheteshwar Pujara hits 7 fours and 1 six," tweeted another. Others quipped that Sharma is ready to follow in Virat Kohli's footsteps as the Indian Cricket Team captain.