Twitter reactions on Cheteshwar Pujara’s 16th Test century: Twitter was exhilarated on Pujara’s marvelous innings.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Adelaide, India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara put on display a marvelous innings. In which was yet another instance of Pujara standing tall in a catastrophic situation, it saw him scoring his 16th Test century.
Slated to bat at No. 3, Pujara was in the middle at the start of the third over after opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was dismissed cheaply. Pujara saw a flurry of wickets falling in front of him. However, it didn’t deter him.
When Rohit Sharma was looking aggressive, Pujara remained contended with his quintessential style of play. It was his patience which eventually paid off on a track which required the batsmen to wait for their time than play the shots from the word go.
Battling against the fierce Aussie attack, Pujara faced 62 balls before lunch, scoring 11 runs. Another 35 patient runs in the second session saw Pujara holding the key for India in the first innings.
Resuming play post the tea break, Pujara completed his half-century in the 59th over. It was after this point that the opposition bowlers started to looking tired and Pujara gained on the opportunity to accumulate runs.
With Ravichandran Ashwin getting out in the 74th over, Pujara yet again batted with tail-enders to complete a gritty century. On the last delivery of the 84th over, Pujara pulled a Josh Hazlewood delivery to achieve the landmark. In which was his first Test century in Australia, it will go down as one of his best. Pujara also completed 5,000 Test runs in the process.
Pujara’s determined innings invited numerous Twitter reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read some of them below:
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Dravid and Pujara have reached their milestones of 3000 runs, 4000 runs and 5000 runs in Tests in SAME number of innings.
3000 runs in 67 innings
4000 runs in 84 innings
5000 runs in 108 innings
Heights of coincidence! #AusvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) December 6, 2018
5,000 Test runs for Pujara in Tests.
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) December 6, 2018
India’s #3 scoring century in a Test in Australia
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhik2593) December 6, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 6, 2018
What a moment for Pujara. As his top-oder colleagues combusted around him in a manic haze, he has kept his team in the game through the old-fashioned virtues of Test-match batting
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) December 6, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 6, 2018
pujara does a pujara amidst the brainfades..#AUSvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 6, 2018
Pujara 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 💯 brilliant innings!
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 6, 2018
Wonderful wonderful innings from Cheteshwar Pujara. Classy, resilient, tenacious….all these old-world virtues. This was the gold standard of test match batting.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 6, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018
What an innings from @cheteshwar1.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 2018
Sterling century by @cheteshwar1, among the best he’s played as also among the best by an Indian batsman in Australia. Heavy duty concentration, application and commitment in stark contrast to the airy-fairy profligacy of the others. Kudos! #PujaraCentury #IndiavsAus
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 6, 2018
Not the first time a gutsy Indian three has led India’s recovery at the Adelaide Oval. Standing ovation @cheteshwar1 – A knock that’ll headline your career for years to come. #AusvInd #CheteshwarPujara
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) December 6, 2018
Invaluable knock, invaluable player…. Cheteshwar Pujara 👏👏👏 #AUSvIND
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) December 6, 2018
Terrific innings from Pujara or “Steve” as the Yorkshire men called him as they couldn’t pronounce his first name Cheteshwar ! Congrats on a great 💯 👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 6, 2018
Pujara wasn’t a part of the build-up narrative….India or Australia. It’s only fair that he dominates the first day of this #AusvInd Test series. Love it.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 6, 2018
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 6, 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara is nothing like the modern day cricketer. In brand value, aesthetic appeal or social media obsession. Which only makes it that much more satisfying when he gets runs when they matter. Top, top knock this. #AusvInd
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) December 6, 2018
This Chesteshwar Pujara innings is worth an IPL orange cap earned over 14 games in 8 weeks across the country. But this man won’t get a contract. So we must find a way to acknowledge and compensate his excellence. #AUSvsIND
— Rahul Fernandes (@newspaperwallah) December 6, 2018
I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I love watching Pujara bat. And I love watching Pujara leave. Don’t @ me. #AUSvIND
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 6, 2018