India in England 2018

Watch: Cheteshwar Pujara run-out after mix-up with Virat Kohli at Lord’s

Pujara’s dismissal left India reeling at 15/3 on a rain-marred day in London.

Cheteshwar Pujara suffered the seventh run-out of his career after a mix-up with skipper Virat Kohli during a rain-marred second Test at Lord’s on Friday.

Coming into bat after openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul departed early. Coming into bat at his regular spot at No 3, Pujara seemed to be slowly coming to terms with the tricky conditions with the rain a constant companion.

After one such halt in play, Pujara’s short stint came to an abrupt end in the ninth over. He dabbed the ball towards covers and looked towards his partner for a quick single. Kohli by then was already on his bike and seemed to be heading towards the striker’s end with a purpose. Pujara heeded to his captain’s call and pressed hard on the accelerator. Halfway down the pitch, Kohli decided to abort the run and turned his back to Pujara.

The Saurashtra lad, who had his head down, could do nothing but halt in his track. Before he could wonder whether running back was an option, Ollie Pope had already dislodged the bails at the striker’s end. India had gifted England the third wicket.

Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+ here. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.
Sponsored Content BY 

Innovations in payment options are making premium products more accessible

No need for documentation or applications to own high-quality items

Credit cards have long been associated with an aspirational lifestyle. The ability to buy something out of your wish list without needing to pay the entire amount can tempt even the most disciplined shoppers. A designer couch, the latest mobile phone, a home entertainment system or a car, as long as you can pay back the borrowed amount within the grace period, your credit card purchases know no bounds.

However, credit cards, pre-approved or not, come with a number of complications. The tedious application procedure starts with the collection and submission of various documents. Moreover, there are several reasons your credit card application might get rejected including low income that compromises your repayment capability, certain occupations or work history, mistakes in the application form, possession of multiple cards or even a failed physical verification attempt. While applying for a credit card might have become easier, the success of the application can take time and effort.

Credit card owners are regaled with benefits all year round with attractive EMIs, offers on purchases, airline miles, lounge access, cashbacks and a plethora of exclusive deals. It’s worth noting that debit card owners don’t get even half of these benefits and offers, despite the sheer size of the debit card customer base in the country (846.7 million compared to 36.2 million credit card holders).

This imbalance of finance and purchase options between credit card and debit card owners is slowly changing. For instance, the new EMIs on debit card feature on Flipkart ensures affordability and accessibility to Indian consumers who don’t own credit cards. The payment innovation increases the purchasing power of the consumer. By providing credit access to non-credit card holders, expensive and high-quality products are made more affordable for a large base of customers without denting their cash flow. The video below comically captures a scenario that people who don’t own a credit card will relate to.

Play

Flipkart’s EMIs on debit card feature doesn’t require a minimum account balance, documentation, nor does it charge a processing fee, making online shopping a seamless experience even for more high-end products. To find out if you’re eligible for EMIs on debit card, see here.

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.