Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second century of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series to put India on top in the Boxing Day Test against Australia.
Pujara took 280 balls to reach the three-figure mark in what is the slowest of the 17 Test centuries he has scored till now. It came with a lovely straight down the ground off Nathan Lyon’s bowling.
This is the first time Pujara has scored two centuries in an overseas Test series and also the most number of runs he has scored in an away series.
During the course of his 106 run-knock, Pujara also got to 2000 Test runs away from home.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Pujara’s ton:
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) December 27, 2018
Days like these when all the sacrifice and coaching of his father Arvind and early practices at the the “Railways Parkland” must bring great great satisfaction to Cheteshwar Pujara and his family. 17th Test century. Solid as a rock👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) December 27, 2018
Pujara Pathway of patience 💯 👍 https://t.co/vJjwYZ0kUi
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) December 27, 2018
Another fantastic 💯 from @cheteshwar1 👏🏻
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 27, 2018
Brilliant 💯 from @cheteshwar1 yet again. Second of the series and 17th overall. It's fair and wise to call him 'The poster boy' for Test Match cricket in India and the world. Classic textbook batsmanship. #AUSvIND
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) December 27, 2018
The first time Pujara has got two hundreds in an overseas series. This has been the year he has been reborn as a batsman
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) December 27, 2018
Beautiful, controlled, well-placed, sweetly timed shot to get to a hundred. Cheteshwar Pujara, take a bow. #AUSvIND
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 27, 2018
I think @cheteshwar1 wanted to prove a point on this tour and has come up with two centuries so far, both gems. Fantastic! 👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 27, 2018
CHETESH-WALL PUJARA 🙌👌
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 27, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 27, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) December 27, 2018