In the 4th Test of the ongoing India vs Australia Test series, Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century on Australian soil. Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara scored close to a double century
The India vs Australia Test series witnessed its fourth Test today in Australia. At the end of the first day of the fourth Test, Indian Captain Virat Kohli confirmed that the team had secured a remarkable first innings of 622 for 7. Additionally, a sublime performance by young player, Rishabh Pant won him the honour of becoming India’s first wicketkeeper to bag a century against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
With a brilliant score of 159 off 189 balls, Rishabh Pant became India’s only wicketkeeper batsman to secure two centuries outside Asia. At eighteen, former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar scored two centuries at SCG, at twenty-one, Rishabh Pant has now become the second youngest Indian cricketer to bag a century on Australian soil.
Apart from the young Indian wicketkeeper, Cheteshwar Pujara, often viewed as a Test specialist, secured a whopping score of 193. Referring to the Indian cricketer’s remarkable performance, India’s legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Test match batting at its best by Pujara. @cheteshwar1 has been the difference between the 2 teams for me. To be able to bat for such long periods of time is a testament to his concentration and understanding of the game. #INDvAUS”
India is now predicted to win the four-Test series against Australia, given its previous wins in Adelaide and Melbourne.