Star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara suffered a blow during Indian team's net session at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium ahead of the third cricket Test against Australia starting Thursday.

Architect of India's victory in the second Test in Hyderabad, Pujara was hit on the left knee by a local bowler as he was batting in the nets. The batsman looked in considerable pain as he was forced to leave the nets.

After getting medical attention, Pujara had his left-knee strapped and didn't take any further part in the training session.

He was seen initially walking with a slight limp before he choose to lie on a bench adjacent to the nets. As the net session ended, he got up and was seen walking back with his gears into the pavillion.