Divided by borders, united by cricket: Fans react to Mohammad Rizwan & Cheteshwar Pujara playing in county together

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and India’s Cheteshwar Pujara made their debuts for the English county Sussex yesterday. The two amazing cricketers were named in the playing XI against Derbyshire.

The Indian batter has already represented multiple teams in the county such as Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. On the other hand, the Pakistani wicket-keeper batter is playing for the first time in county.

It is for the first time in 15 years that two players from India and Pakistan are playing for the same county team. The last time two players from the neighbour countries played together was in 2007. In 2007, India’s fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh and Pakistan’s leg-spinner Mansoor Amjad played for Leicester.

As soon as the two players were named in the playing XI, fans from both sides of the border took to their social media accounts to express their excitement. Here’s what fans have to say:

Pujara has represented his country in 95 test matches, scoring 6713 runs at an average of 43.88. He has hit 32 half-centuries and 18 hundreds in the longest format of the game. On the other hand, Rizwan has represented Pakistan in 22 Test matches so far and has scored 1112 runs at an average of 42.76.

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