Well, when the whole cricket fraternity is waiting for the show from King Kohli and the Australian Pace attack, it was Cheteshwar Pujara, who stole the show. He showed incredible resistance on the crease to knock 16th Test century of his career. Meanwhile, Shane Warne impressed with the gutsy knock from India’s Test specialist.
It has been a long time since watching Cheteshwar Pujara playing authoritative strokes in the middle. However, he can’t choose a better day than today (December 6th) to get back to his zone.
Terrific innings from Cheteshwar Pujara – Shane Warne
Meanwhile, Shane Warne is pretty impressed with the show from Pujara. He showered words of praise in his congratulatory tweet and also revealed his nickname given by Englishmen, as his first name Cheteshwar is tough to pronounce.
There it is, a brilliant ton for Cheteshwar Pujara from 231 balls!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018
Digging into his tweet, it read Terrific innings from Pujara or “Steve” as the Yorkshire men called him as they couldn’t pronounce his first name Cheteshwar ! Congrats, on a great century.”
Terrific innings from Pujara or “Steve” as the Yorkshire men called him as they couldn’t pronounce his first name Cheteshwar ! Congrats on a great ? ?
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 6, 2018
Initially, Team India batsmen once again faltered to face Australian bowling attack. Both the openers KL Rahul, Murali Vijay and the middle-order batsmen Virat Kohli and Rahane failed to stay at the crease thus asking Pujara to carry the burden.
Pujara, who accepted the task, displayed top-notch skills to bail out Indians from further embarrassment. He garnered runs with some crucial partnerships with Rohit Sharma and Ashwin to stabilise the Indian ship.
During the course, he also brought his 16th Test century but unfortunately, walked back when Pat Cummins’ bullet throw found him short to the crease. Nevertheless, it was an incredible knock, which will be written with golden words in his career.
Coming to the game progress, at the end of the Day 1 stumps, Team India scored 250/9. Cheteshwar Pujara is the visitors chief run-scorer while Australians got fruitful results from all their bowlers.