India vs Australia: 'Classy, resilient, tenacious', twitter salutes Cheteshwar Pujara for brilliant ton on Day 1

The twitteratti showered glowing praise on Cheteshwar Pujara for standing tall, withering the storm and to remain defiant in his knock of 123 that helped India recover to a good position from a precarious one

FirstCricket Staff, Dec 06, 2018 13:43:17 IST

Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia's bowling attack and overcame stifling conditions at the Adelaide Oval with a century on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday.

India was in danger of being bowled out cheaply after reckless batting in the opening two sessions, but Pujara scored 123 runs as India reached stumps at 250 for 9.

The 30-year-old notched his 16th century and also passed 5,000 test runs. Just before the close, Pujara was run out by a direct hit from Pat Cummins to end his 246-ball innings.

Pujara played with the determination and patience lacking from the rest of India's specialist batsmen. He found willing support through Ravichandran Ashwin (25) as the pair combined for a 62-run seventh-wicket partnership.

The twitteratti showered glowing praise on India's solid number three for he stood tall and remained defiant in his knock of 123 to help India recover from a precarious position. Here is a look at some of the reactions:

'That's how its done'

'Value him'

Old virtues, gold standards!

Second name on the team sheet?

Nine wickets fell in the day, but Pujara ends up dominating the Aussie bowlers

So what did he have?

Concentration level = Monk mode!

Patience is the virtue of batting in a Test in Australia

You be the judge?

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Dec 06, 2018 13:46:30 IST

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