But Pujara’s India teammate Shikhar Dhawan was quick to remind Pujara of one other thing he may be missing in life right now – the dressing room banter.
“Sachi humein toh pata hi nahi tha ki tu cricket miss kar raha hai.Wah (Really? We didn’t know you are missing cricket. Wow),” the left-handed opener commented on Pujara’s picture.
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A few of Pujara’s other teammates also joined Dhawan in poking fun at the batsman.
“Yes we know that Pujara,” opener Murali Vijay commented while Umesh Yadav left a laughing emoji.
Pujara’s last outing was the Ranji Trophy final, where he helped Saurashtra beat Bengal to win the first-class competition for the first time.
Pujara scored a characteristically patient knock of 66 in the first innings as Saurashtra claimed the title on the basis of their first innings lead in the match.
Pujara was supposed play for Gloucestershire for the their first six matches in England’s County Championship, but the deal was cancelled, with all professional cricket suspended in England until May 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic.