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Pujara Earns Praise from Tendulkar, Sehwag and Others For Magnificent Century

Cricketnext Staff |September 1, 2018, 8:17 AM IST
Pujara Earns Praise from Tendulkar, Sehwag and Others For Magnificent Century

Cheteshwar Pujara registered his 15th Test century on Day 2 of the fourth Test against England at Southampton to help India post 273 in their first innings. The 30-year-old resurrected the visitors' innings after a flurry of wickets from England's off-spinner Moeen Ali left them reeling at 195/8. He added 78 runs with the final two wickets to ensure that India, who were on the brink of conceding a lead, went ahead by 27 runs in reply to England's 246.

Pujara's first Test century in England earned a lot of praise on social media, especially from his fellow cricketers. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was overjoyed by the innings of the Indian No. 3. He said, "Determined @cheteshwar1 was a joy to watch. Crucial innings... match wide open..."

Sehwag, especially, was pleased with the innings. He wrote, "There are some innings which give you a very different high. Pujara‘s innings was one of those innings, will be long remembered."

Here are some of the other tweets applauding Puajra's effort:

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