‘If only Pujara could distribute his grit and patience’

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Cheteshwar Pujara’s hundred propped up India on a day when the other batsmen faltered. His fight earned high praise on social media.

It was a gritty innings from @cheteshwar1 under the circumstances. Congratulations to you on your brilliant century. Looking forward to many more knocks like this in the series. #AUSvIND #FightOfMight pic.twitter.com/MwhPN8BGW3

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 6, 2018

A innings to remember for a long time from @cheteshwar1 Pujara. Showed what can happen if one applies himself. Hopefully other batsmen can take inspiration from his ability to fight it out !#IndvAus

— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 6, 2018

A display of tremendous resilience , grit and fight from @cheteshwar1 Pujara. A really special innings.India need to bowl well and not let Australia get away with a big lead.#IndvAus

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 6, 2018

Wonder if Pujara can take little pieces out of his ample grit and patience and distribute to some of his batting colleagues.#INDvAUS

— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 6, 2018

Pujara was like a sage on this first day. Focussed, determined and gritty . A knock to remember @cheteshwar1 #IndvAus

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 6, 2018

Amongst Australia’s dominance on Day 1, @cheteshwar1 has stood tall with a very fine. Aust have bowled exceptionally well in severe heat! #AusvInd

— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 6, 2018

One the great guys of the game .. What an innings from @cheteshwar1 … Steve as the Yorkshire team call him as they couldn’t pronounce his 1st name … #AUSvIND @FoxCricket #Adelaide

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 6, 2018

Pujara you beauty! @cheteshwar1 #AUSvIND

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 6, 2018

Sterling century by @cheteshwar1, among the best he’s played as also among the best by an Indian batsman in Australia. Heavy duty concentration, application and commitment in stark contrast to the airy-fairy profligacy of the others. Kudos! #PujaraCentury #IndiavsAus

— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 6, 2018

Australia’s day. Bowlers were good in hot conditions. But that was a serious test match knock from pujara. Patience,application,discipline and mental toughness. Soaked up the pressure early and cash in at the end of the day. Good test match cricket.

— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) December 6, 2018