When Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan were batting against Sri Lanka on Day 4, one was accumulating runs while the other was scoring quickly. But wait for it, the roles were sort of reversed.
Yes, it was Pujara on the attack and Dhawan was occupying the crease. At one point Pujara’s strike rate was almost double that of Dhawan. Eventually the difference was not much as Pujara made a 66-ball 49 and Dhawan managed 67 in 91, but even in that brief period of the unexpected, Twitter was quick to catch on:
Pujara playing at an ODI strike rate and Dhawan playing at test match strike rate. Once in a lifetime occasion #INDvSL
— Soham (@_ThatSohamMehta) December 5, 2017
Dhawan at less than 3 an over!
Pujara at more than 5 an over!
What is world coming to?
After the warning of a cyclonic storm hitting Gujarat shores by midnight?
— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) December 5, 2017
— CricBlog (@cric_blog) December 5, 2017
Pujara has Scored 38 In 45 Balls and Dhawan Has Scored Only 25 In 58 Balls!
Whatttaa Miracle This Is! 🤨😂🤷🏻♂️#INDvSL
— ArunachalaM (@ArunbuddyAP) December 5, 2017