While attempting to get back into his crease, Pujara stuck out his bat, but it jammed in the pitch, just before the crease line and England wicket keeper Ben Foakes whipped off the bails to run Pujara out. Pujara in fact tried to get back into his crease after the bat jammed, trying to use his right leg and left hand, but by then the bails were off.
The incident happened in the first over of the morning session when Pujara stepped out against Moeen Ali off the final ball of that over, only to flick the ball straight to Ollie Pope at short-leg.
What should have been an easy return to the crease ended in a run out.
Watch the dismissal here:
Bad LuckBad Luck ProPujara Run-out#INDvENG @cheteshwar1 https://t.co/fcJ0BYjuOI
— Chikmaya Kumar Dash (@ckdash045) 1613362525000
The weird dismissal set Twitter abuzz as experts and fans alike felt bad for Pujara after his unlucky end at the crease.
How unlucky has Pujara been this series! First Test short ball from Bess pulled perfectly, hits short leg fielder &… https://t.co/jUZJ90C9sy
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 1613362885000
Of all the ways to get out on a rank turner, that must be one of the most bizarre 😟😟Luck for England early on in… https://t.co/wwjK6yuZZ7
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1613362124000
Pujara and Rohit are the funniest 2 stumping scalps I have seen in quick succession. Comical batmanship. #INDvsENG
— Don’t Bully me.😐 (@AluBaiganaTiana) 1613362520000
No one gets Pujara out, he get himself out…😃 #INDvENG
— MysticalBug (@BugMystical) 1613362450000
This is exactly how we feel on a Monday! 💔Unfortunate there for Pujara ☹️#INDvENG #OrangeArmy #KeepRising #SRH https://t.co/gxIBff61fD
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 1613362118000
I think we can all agree that Pujara is the King of getting out in unconventional ways and he’s been extremely unlucky💯
— Bettleberg97* (@ToxicThunder5) 1613362221000
This wasn’t a case of a batsman being done in by prodigious turn off the Chepauk pitch, but ironically the pitch did prove to be Pujara’s undoing in this case, as the bat didn’t slide over the crease line.