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Twitter reacts as Cheteshwar Pujara gets out for a duck in Ranji Trophy against Mumbai

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Cheteshwar Pujara

The first round of the 2022 edition of the Ranji Trophy is currently underway, and there is a battle going on at the Narendra Modi Stadium between the Mumbai cricket team and the Saurashtra cricket team. The Mumbai team posted a massive total of 544/7 on the first day, riding on a double-century from their star batter Sarfaraz Khan. Saurashtra had high hopes from veteran player Cheteshwar Pujara, but the right-handed batter got out for a duck.

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The Mumbai team reached 544/7 in the first innings, with Khan top-scoring with 275 runs and veteran batter Ajinkya Rahane aggregating 129 runs off 490 deliveries.

Rahane returned to form in the Ranji Trophy, but his Indian Test teammate Cheteshwar Pujara could not get going. Harvik Desai and Snell Patel opened the innings for the Saurashtra cricket team.

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Patel scored 35 runs off 64 deliveries, while Desai aggregated 21 runs from 65 balls. Vishvaraj Jadeja came out at number three but lost his wicket after scoring five runs. Cheteshwar Pujara was the next man in. Many fans believed that like Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara will score big and return to form ahead of the ICC World Test Championship series against the Sri Lankan cricket team. However, the same did not happen.

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Mumbai bowler Mohit Avasthi trapped the veteran player in front of his stumps and sent him back to the dressing room before he could score even a single run. A half-century from Sheldon Jackson and a 40-run knock from Chirag Jani ensured that the Saurashtra team crossed the 200-run mark.

How fans on Twitter reacted after seeing Cheteshwar Pujara lose his wicket for a duck

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Pujara’s dismissal: