Ravi Shastri and Cheteshwar Pujara trolled for posing with leopard statue
Ravi Shastri had posted a picture of him and Indian cricket team batsman Cheteshwar Pujara standing in front a leopard statue on his official Twitter account, which many netizens found funny.cricket Updated: Jan 19, 2018 16:43 IST
Cheteshwar Pujara received a lot of flak for his poor running between the wickets after India suffered a crushing 135-run defeat at the hands of the South African cricket team in the second Test in Centurion.
Pujara, who is known for his dogged defense, failed to make his ground in both innings of the Test. This earned him a dubious distinction of being the first Indian cricketer to be run out twice in a Test.
On Friday, though, Pujara received support from Indian cricket team coach, Ravi Shastri, who posted on his Twitter timeline a picture of him holding a leopard statue along with Pujara.
“Don’t laugh like us. Watch my boy henceforth,” was the caption Shastri used with the picture, which probably implied that Pujara would from now on show the agility of a leopard while running between the wickets.
Don't laugh like us. Watch my boy henceforth. pic.twitter.com/7zn8H9RFSC— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 19, 2018
Shastri’s effort to raise the spirit of Pujara, however, backfired on the micro blogging site as a section of Twitter users came down hard at him, trolling him and his protégé mercilessly.
We have handpicked some of the best reactions here. Take a look.
I want you to take YO YO test exam from Cheteshwar Pujara. He don't look fit at all. Two run outs in one match not good sign for indian test cricket.— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) January 19, 2018
Make this leopard run after Pujara, his running will automatically improve. 😜😄— Rohit (@rs_social15) January 19, 2018
Ha ha exactly my thoughts , @RaviShastriOfc Bhai please add how to ground your bat in the crease and not poke it , into your coaching manual . @hardikpandya7 and @ashwinravi99 can get benefited from it.— Wasim Ottigeri (@wasim0027) January 19, 2018
Shastri bhai tu cricket commentator hi achha hai 😂😂— Amit (@iAmitabhishek) January 19, 2018
Yeah. Holding the cub in hand while acting as a lamb in South Africa.— Sicario (@Indian_paradox) January 19, 2018
India are 2-0 down in the three-match series against South Africa. The third and last Test of the series begins in Johannesburg on January 24.