A dog stopped play at the Test match in India so here are some canine cricket puns


India were dealt a ruff deal shortly before tea on day one of the second Test at Vizag as a dog halted Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in full flow.

Play was held up as ground staff were unable to catch the errant animal and umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena eventually called an early end to the session mid-over to prevent a further delay.

During the interval the canine was immortalised in true 21st century style, with a Twitter account - @VizagDog - set up in its honour.

So here's our own 10-man line-up, doggy style...

Jack Russell

Jack Russell playing for Gloucestershire
(David Davies/PA)

No messing with entry number one. The former Gloucestershire and England wicketkeeper, famed for his bushy moustache, shares the same name as a terrier.

Broad-er Kohli

Stuart Broad and Virat Kohli

Imagine the pedigree on this potential Crufts winner. With Stuart Broad's prolific front paws and India skipper Virat Kohli sending fours and sixes down cocked leg-side, this would be the perfect cross.

Al-Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar playing for India
(Gautam Singh/AP)

You wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of an Al-Sachin. This breed has plenty of stamina (Tendulkar is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries) and has shown its teeth on numerous occasions.

Graham Pooch

Graham Gooch batting against India
(S&G and Barratts/EMPICS)

This loveable companion would run all day (Gooch became the most prolific run scorer of all time with 67,057 across first-class and limited-overs games).

Mutt-iah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan bowling for Sri Lanka
(Aman Sharma/AP)

You might want to take this little fella to the vets with a congenitally bent paw. Not great if you're "chucking" the ball to him.

Ricky Panting

Ricky Ponting in a Surrey press conference
(Rui Vieira/PA)

Not everybody's cup of tea this one. Likes the sound of his own bark. Since retiring, it's been proven to be worse than his bite.

Gnasher Hussain

Nasser Hussain working as a pundit
(Mike Egerton/PA)

Described as a pug-nacious batsman, Hussain's dogged determination saw him captain England for four years and he has now forged a successful career as a pundit.

Quinton de Kocker Spaniel

Quinton de Kock celebrates a century
(Rajanish Kakade/AP)

Great in the field, hard working and often puts on a show, this South African has plenty of running in him.

Mike Husky

Mike Hussey celebrates a catch
(Rick Rycroft/AP)

This Australian pulled along his team-mates on numerous occasions. Hussey made his Test debut at the age of 30 - that's a long time in dog years.

Bark Waugh

Mark Waugh batting for Australia
(Steve Mitchell/EMPICS)

Elegant to watch in full stride, Australian Bark has a twin who was just as graceful. Their paternal grandfather Edward was a greyhound trainer.