Twitter reactions on Cheteshwar Pujara’s 18th Test century: Twitter was elated on watching the Indian batsman score yet another century.
During the first day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Sydney, India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 18th Test century to surpass former Indian batsmen like Dilip Vengsarkar and VVS Laxman.
In which is his third century of the series, it is also his third in Australia and fifth against Australia. Given how other batsmen from both sides have struggled to play the big innings in this series, it speaks highly about the stellar form of the highest run-scorer from both the teams.
Coming in to bat at No. 3, Pujara once again played a similar role, that of an opening batsman, as he was required step out in the second over after opening batsman Lokesh Rahul registered yet another failure.
Pujara was seen going through the whole daunting process of scoring a Test century in his quintessential manner. While Mayank Agarwal was scoring runs at a decent pace from the other end, Pujara took his time to get his eye in.
Despite key wickets falling from the other end, Pujara continued to fight, putting a hefty price on his wicket, something he has been doing since the start of the series.
The 30-year old cricketer was seen punishing the bad balls as and when they were bowled to him but seldom did he attempt to do anything which involved a significant amount of risk.
On the last delivery of the 73rd over, Pujara clipped a Mitchell Starc delivery through the leg-side to complete his century. While he raised his bat towards the audiences and the Indian balcony, the whole of SCG stood up to applause for the Indian batsman.
His innings saw him accumulating plentiful reactions in the affirmative on social media platform Twitter. Read some of the reactions below:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 3, 2019
Cool Che 😎💯
A brilliant century from @cheteshwar1 here at the SCG. This is his third in this series and 18th in Tests.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 3, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019
💯 to @cheteshwar1!
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 3, 2019
Most 100s in a series for India in Australia:
4 V Kohli, 2014/15
3 S Gavaskar, 1977/78
3 C Pujara, 2018/19 *#AUSvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 3, 2019
Cheteshwar Pujara, in this series, has batted and batted, and batted and batted. Then, batted and batted… And batted some more.
He is still batting! #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 3, 2019
Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his third Test 💯 of the series in style with a boundary! 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) January 3, 2019
3 hundreds in the series, more than 400 runs, most of these made in masterly fashion. @cheteshwar1 has not merely blunted the Aussie attack, he’s nade it wilt. In many ways, he’s been the difference between the two sides. Epic performance!👏👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 3, 2019
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) January 3, 2019
Brutal 💯 from Guptill in the Bay of Plenty, surgical 💯from Pujara at the SCG. A batting morning. #nightshift
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) January 3, 2019
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) January 3, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2019
Very happy for Pujara. Here is a player who knows his game inside out, is comfortable with who he is and how he plays and is just a simple, modest man. And that quality is a big part of his cricket.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 3, 2019
Stand and applaud @cheteshwar1 💯 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 another brilliant innings and he does not look satisfied 🤦♂️🏏 wants 200
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 3, 2019
The RESPECT you get as a cricketer for what @cheteshwar1 is doing in TEST CRICKET, is GREATER than any wonderfully skilful T20 innings.
Youngsters – look, learn & listen!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 3, 2019
Zindagi na milegi Pujara. Brilliant to watch the determination and the consistency has been amazing.
Congratulations @cheteshwar1 on your third hundred of the series.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 3, 2019
“This man just bats, and bats and bats!” – Mr. Cricket 🏏
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 3, 2019