Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia’s bowling assault and overcame stifling prerequisites on the Adelaide Oval with a powerful century at the opening day of the primary Take a look at on Thursday.
India was once at risk of being bowled out cost effectively after reckless batting within the first two classes, however Pujara scored 123 runs because the guests reached stumps at 250 for nine.
The 30-year-old notched his 16th century and in addition handed five,000 Take a look at runs. Simply ahead of the shut of day’s play, Pujara was once run out by way of a right away hit from Pat Cummins to finish his 246-ball innings.
Pujara performed with the choice and endurance missing from the remainder of Indian batsmen. He discovered a keen toughen from Ravichandran Ashwin (25) because the pair blended for a 62-run seventh-wicket partnership.
Right here’s how Twitter reacted:
Pujara was once like a sage in this first day. Focussed, decided and gritty . A knock to keep in mind @cheteshwar1 #IndvAus
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 6, 2018
Like in Southampton when he were given a 100, Pujara assaults best when he begins working out of companions. Whilst others assault on intuition and out of lack of confidence. Neatly performed Pujara. 👏👏👏#MindOverMatter
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 6, 2018
No longer stunned, given the impeccable batting abilities you carry to the sphere. What a super, good ton @cheteshwar1 The entire very best for fits forward! #Pujara
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) December 6, 2018
Superb superb innings from Cheteshwar Pujara. Elegant, resilient, tenacious….some of these old-world virtues. This was once the gold usual of take a look at fit batting.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 6, 2018
A show of super resilience , grit and struggle from @cheteshwar1 Pujara. A truly particular innings.
India wish to bowl neatly and now not let Australia escape with a large lead.#IndvAus
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 6, 2018
Thx to @cheteshwar1 ton Indns will’ve one thing to bowl with however total lovely reckless batting by way of best order..even so the level is ready fr an exhilarating Take a look at fit at Picturesque Adelaide.!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) December 6, 2018
Che Pujara…Take a bow 🙇♂️ #AusvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 6, 2018
A innings to keep in mind for a very long time from @cheteshwar1 Pujara. Confirmed what can occur if one applies himself. Optimistically different batsmen can take inspiration from his talent to struggle it out !#IndvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 6, 2018
Champagne 💯 from Pujura 👏
🏏 Execution#AUSvIND %.twitter.com/6eUvshN4uB
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) December 6, 2018
An excellent knock! https://t.co/SQ57qMl55f
— Jason Gillespie 🌱🌈 (@dizzy259) December 6, 2018
One the nice guys of the sport .. What an innings from @cheteshwar1 … Steve because the Yorkshire workforce name him as they couldn’t pronounce his 1st title … #AUSvIND @FoxCricket #Adelaide
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 6, 2018
Pujara 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 💯 good innings!
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 6, 2018
Australia’s day. Bowlers had been just right in scorching prerequisites. However that was once a significant take a look at fit knock from pujara. Endurance,utility,self-discipline and psychological toughness. Soaked up the drive early and money in on the finish of the day. Just right take a look at fit cricket.
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) December 6, 2018
I do not care what any person else thinks. I really like observing Pujara bat. And I really like observing Pujara depart. Do not @ me. #AUSvIND
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 6, 2018
Pujara you good looks! 💯 @cheteshwar1 #AUSvIND
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 6, 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara is not anything like the trendy day cricketer. In emblem price, aesthetic attraction or social media obsession. Which best makes it that a lot more gratifying when he will get runs after they subject. Most sensible, best knock this. #AusvInd
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) December 6, 2018
Pujara status tall,nice demonstration of grit & method the place throughout him had been faltering appearing intent,it was once a correct grind and now has put his workforce in a tight place #AusvIndia
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) December 6, 2018
Terrific innings from Pujara or “Steve” because the Yorkshire males known as him as they couldn’t pronounce his first title Cheteshwar ! Congrats on a really perfect 💯 👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 6, 2018
Among Australia’s dominance on Day 1, @cheteshwar1 has stood tall with an excessively superb 💯. Aust have bowled exceptionally neatly in critical warmth! #AusvInd
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 6, 2018
This Chesteshwar Pujara innings is price an IPL orange cap earned over 14 video games in eight weeks around the nation. However this guy gained’t get a freelance. So we will have to have the opportunity to recognize and compensate his excellence. #AUSvsIND
— Rahul Fernandes (@newspaperwallah) December 6, 2018
Maximum runs by way of a visiting workforce participant at the opening day of a Take a look at collection in Australia:
132 – Sir Gary Sobers, Brisbane 1960
126 – Maurice Leyland, Brisbane 1936
123 – CHETESHWAR PUJARA, Adelaide 2018#AUSvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 6, 2018