Twitter Reactions: Cheteshwar Pujara hits 11th Test century
by Arya Author
Published - Mar 18, 2017 2:47 pm | Updated - Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Cheteshwar Pujara showed yet again why he is one of the best Test batsmen, in the world after completing his 11th Test century against Australia at the JSCA Sports Complex Ground in Ranchi today. He was at his sublime best and looked in total control of proceedings.
He also became the 1st Indian batsman to score a century in the Test series. After Australia posted a big 1st innings total, Pujara’s innings might prove to be the match-changing moment for India in the match.
Coming out to bat on 10, Pujara played himself in and rotated the strike along. The gutsy middle order batsman struck his first boundary of the day in the 52nd over when he executed a square cut to perfection. He was hardly troubled by any of the Australian bowlers and started growing in confidence. He started rotating the strike more and smashed few boundaries here and there.
He reached his half-century in the 75th over of Steve O’Keefe. Post his fifty, Pujara became more aggressive and started stepping down the track to take on the spinners. He executed some delightful shots and kept motoring along.
Meanwhile, he lost his partner Ajinkya Rahane but that didn’t deter his concentration. He kept going and was in no discomfort what so ever. He played each delivery according to the merit of the ball and looked in ominous touch.
The gutsy batsman completed his 11th Test century in the 93rd over of Pat Cummins by smashing him through the cover boundary for a delightful boundary. Just after completing his century, Pujara smashed Maxwell down the track for a beautiful boundary.
He is looking well set which might be ominous signs for Steve Smith and his men. India has gone to lunch with the score at 303/4 with Pujara and Karun Nair at the crease. While Pujara is unbeaten on 109, Nair is batting on 13
Cheteshwar Pujara averages 219.00 in Test matches involving Glenn Maxwell.
— Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk) March 18, 2017
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 18, 2017
Cheteshwar Pujara is now the first player to score a century on 4 different venue's debut Test. #INDvAUS
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) March 18, 2017
Well played @cheteshwar1… Great knock under pressure.. Keep on going.. ??
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) March 18, 2017
Cheteshwar Pujara record number of runs this first-class season!
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 18, 2017
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 18, 2017
He starts slow.
But, usually lasts a really long time.
Cheteshwar Pujara's batting is a guide to sex.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 18, 2017
11th Test century for Cheteshwar Pujara pic.twitter.com/81gm1xCjba
— RajnikantV/sCIDJokes (@RVCJ_FB) March 18, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2017
Cheteshwar Pujara brings up India's first 100 of the series on day 3 of 3rd Test. Aust players to a man applaud his achievement #INDvAUS
— Andrew Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) March 18, 2017
Top shot, top century, top player #cheteshwarpujara
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 18, 2017
— Agnelo Gonsalves (@Agnelo_G) March 18, 2017
Cheteshwar Pujara as an OLA cab driver would have never crossed the speed limit. Sober and Shant! #IndvAus
— Naman Gangrade (@naman_gangrade) March 18, 2017
@cheteshwar1 What An innings Pujara…… shrugging all the off field nonsense..and letting Oz's know that he means business with the Bat.
— jagpreet singh kohli (@jagprit123) March 18, 2017
Pujara bats like EMI loans. First he pays interest to bowlers and than he pays principle amount. @cheteshwar1 well done boy
— devendra pandey (@pdevendra) March 18, 2017
— Shobhit Mittal (@MittalShobhit10) March 18, 2017
— Kunal Khurana (@KunalK_17) March 18, 2017
A new wall in the making, Cheteshwar Pujara. #IndvAus
— Rishabh Rathore (@rishabhrathore4) March 18, 2017
Pujara has now scored a ton in the maiden Test of four venues – Indore, Rajkot, Vizag & Ranchi – the most by any player in history #INDvAUS
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 18, 2017
Pujara has everything that a great test batsman needs, technique, mental strength, patience and the ability to bore the crowd to death.
— . (@The_Sleigher) March 18, 2017
Truly pedigreed Test ton by Pujara..deserves all kudos & more!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) March 18, 2017
Pujara has put India into a decent position at tea. With a bit of batting to come, should back themselves to cross 451. If so,pressure on Oz
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 18, 2017
Before this inns, India openers avgd 29.70 since NZ series, Pujara has avgd 58.72 in same period. Stabilised every time when under pressure.
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) March 18, 2017
Pujara has now outscored India's total from the first innings at Pune.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 18, 2017
India's new Test venues & Pujara's centuries:
(Most by any player in a Test history)#IndvAus
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) March 18, 2017
Over 1100 runs at an average over 60 in 12 Tests.. 4 tons & 7 fifties ! India's most consistent & prolific Test batsman at home.. PUJARA
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) March 18, 2017
This is a Pujara classic: crawling start, steady consolidation, and a gallop after 50.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) March 18, 2017
Shot… if there is one batsman who wont be worried about what this pitch might throw up (over these next 3 days)… its Pujara. #IndvAus
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 18, 2017