Australia vs India 2018: India’s No 3 Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his 16th Test century and it was an innings worth gold as India was reeling on Day 1 of the first Test. Pujara’s masterclass saved the blushes for India as they put up a competitive 250 on the board in their first innings. The pitch was offering something for the bowlers and the hosts made the most of it. While wickets kept falling around Pujara, he held the fort and did not allow the circumstances to affect him as he presented a water-tight defence, and left balls well. The other Indian batsma=en failed as they seemed to be in a hurry.
Kolkata Police posted the picture of their new traffic signal awareness campaign on Twitter and it features Pujara as well. Kolkata Police used the top-order Indian batsman’s century celebration picture and clubbed it with a picture of a person wearing a seat belt while driving his car.
Kolkata Police posted the picture on their official Twitter account with “Defense should be like Pujara” written on it.
Pujara also got his maiden ton in Australia in the process apart from reaching 5000 Test runs. The Saurashtrian’s 246-ball knock was laced with seven fours and two rare sixes.
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.