Australia vs India 1st Test Adelaide: He may not be the most attractive looking cricketer in the world, but Cheteshwar Pujara never backs out when a challenge is thrown at him. The grit, the patience and the solidity he brings to the table win him the situation like it did during the 1st Test at Adelaide against hosts Australia. India lost KL Rahul within the first 10 minutes of the Test, then came Pujara on a surface which had something for the seamers and Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc was using it to their advantage. Pujara saw wickets falling around him, the wickets of Vijay 11, Virat (3), Rahane (13), Rohit (37), Pant (25) and the team was in trouble but that did not affect Oujara, who battled on to make a fifty off 153 balls, which in the current situation is an innings worth gold and save the blushes.

Here is how Twitter lauded his knock.

Cheteshwar Pujara also completed 14,000 runs in First Class Cricket today and in all likelihood, most likely he will also complete 5,000 runs in Test cricket in this innings.