Australia vs India 1st Test: India’s No 3 Cheteshwar Pujara revealed what kept him going throughout his 246-ball 123 under scorching Adelaide heat. It is the regular protein shake that gave him the energy to keep batting under extreme conditions. It was a chanceless knock by Pujara, on a pitch which had something for the bowlers. Pujara also got his maiden ton in Australia in the process apart from reaching 5000 Test runs. The Saurastrian’s knock was laced with seven fours and two rare sixes. After the day’s play, the cricketer in a video post revealed about the protein shake he also revealed that his favourite drink is a chocolate milkshake.
He also revealed that he might need an ice bath for recovery, something he usually does not opt for.
During his brilliant hundred, he also breached the 14000-run mark in First Class cricket. Pujara battled it out alone as he saw wickets falling around him and in the video he reveals that once Ashwin was out he was no more looking to grind it out, but up the ante.
“We should have batted better but they also bowled well in the first two sessions. I knew that I had to stay patient and wait for the loose balls. The way they bowled, they bowled in the right areas. I also felt that our top order should have batted better but they will learn from the mistakes,” he said on Thursday.
“Hopefully we will bat well in the second innings. As far as my innings is concerned, I had prepared well and overall I have the experience of first-class and Test cricket and that came in handy today,” he said.