Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday became only the 11th Indian to cross the 6000-run mark in Test cricket.
Pujara, playing his 80th game, reached the milestone on day five of the third Test against Australia at the SCG.
Pujara eventually got out to Josh Hazlewood in the 89th over on 77 from 205 deliveries. It was Pujara's second half-century of the match. He had scored 50 off 176 deliveries in the first innings.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) was quick to congratulate him on social media.
"Cheteshwar Pujara has become the 11th Indian batsman to reach 6000 runs in Test cricket! What a fine player he has been," the ICC wrote.
Cheteshwar Pujara has become the 11th Indian batsman to reach 6000 runs in Test cricket!
What a fine player he has been 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2021
The other Indians who have 6000 plus runs are Sachin Tendulkar (15921) runs, Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), VVS Laxman (8781), Virender Sehwag (8503), Virat Kohli (7318), Sourav Ganguly (7212), Dilip Vengsarkar (6868), Mohammad Azharuddin (6215), Gundappa Viswanath (6080).
With PTI inputs
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