A stray dog forced an early tea break with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara approaching centuries on the opening day of the second Test between India and England here today.
Kohli was unbeaten on 91 off 135 balls while Pujara was batting on 97 off 177 when the tea was taken in the middle of the 57th over after a stray dog halted the proceedings. India had reached 210 for two with Kohli and Pujara extending their partnership to 188 runs.
Both eventually got their hundreds, but it was the dog (who already has a Twitter account) that stole the day.
And here's how Twitter reacted:
And the dog already has a twitter account pic.twitter.com/aKxpqIWkuZ— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) November 17, 2016
DOG stop play....... I kid you not ... #INDvENG— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 17, 2016
Broad offered the dog the red Test cheery. The dog refused.Test cricket is dying. #INDvENG— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 17, 2016
A DOGged display from Pujara today, as England suffer (and Stokes reacts to that joke...) pic.twitter.com/7XAJn7ZCmL— Jonny Singer (@Jonny_Singer) November 17, 2016
The dog managed to take a dump in the middle of a cricket ground while being chased around. Clearly the performer of the day #INDvENG 🐶💩— Jaideep Vaidya (@jaideepjourno) November 17, 2016
Wait till Lodha hears about the dog. Gonna take a few more affidavits to clear this one. #INDvENG— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) November 17, 2016
Dog outperforms England in superb pre-tea spell https://t.co/0qlTa82FQb— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) November 17, 2016