‘You Beauty’: Pujara’s ‘Sage’-Like Grit Wins Over Twitterati
Cheteshwar Pujara’s 123 guided India to 250 for nine on the opening day of their first Test against Australia.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s 123 guided India to 250 for nine on the opening day of their first Test against Australia.(Photo: AP)

‘You Beauty’: Pujara’s ‘Sage’-Like Grit Wins Over Twitterati

“Pujara was like a sage on this first day. Focussed, determined and gritty.”

Virender Sehwag’s tweet at the end of Day 1 of India’s first Test against Australia, was perhaps most appropriate. Amidst a crumbling Indian batting-line, the No. 3 batsman remained at the crease through the opening day, smashing his 16th century in Test cricket. Also his maiden century in Australia, Pujara pulled India out of a deep hole to a respectable 250 for nine at stumps on Thursday, 6 December.

The 30-year-old showed grit and gumption en route a 246-ball 123 that kept India in the game after being reduced to 127 for six in the 50th over.

It took a brilliant direct from Pat Cummins to remove him on what happened to be the final ball of an absorbing day one of the four-Test series.

Besides former Indian cricketer Sehwag, other players and experts in the field also lauded Pujara’s performance on the opening day.

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