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Pujara & Rahane have become Purane: Twitter trolls Rahane and Pujara after duo failed to perform in first innings of 2nd Test

Post their departure in the second Test, social media was buzzing with numerous memes and posts.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 3 January 2022 5:23 pm

Highlights
  • India lose 3 wickets in the first session to give advantage to hosts.
  • Pujara, Rahane were again a "no-show" for Team India.

Regardless of the board’s consistent backing, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have delivered poor performances in the Test format of the game and that was once again visible during the second Test against South Africa. Duanne Olivier brought the sword of selection closer to their heads now as he dismissed Pujara and Rahane in his third and fourth ball of 23rd over of the match, respectively.

The question over their selections has become quite common nowadays and the consistent failures of the duo in scoring big runs in Tests have only added fuel to a long-standing debate on how long will the team management and skipper will back the veteran top-order batsmen. Post their departure in the second Test, social media was buzzing with numerous memes and posts highlighting how the duo has been backed by the skipper Kohli and board as well, despite poor performances.

Some of the most interesting tweets are listed as follows-:

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