Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a superb 86 in India’s first inning in opposition to the West Indies on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium, did one thing most probably no different global cricketer ever has. The Saurashtra batsman, who stitched in combination a 206-run partnership with Check debutant Prithvi Shaw, carried a small water bottle in his pocket to stay himself hydrated in Rajkot’s gruelling climate prerequisites.
A video the place Pujara may also be observed taking a sip from the bottle and hanging it again in his pocket is doing the rounds on social media.
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Pujara, who’s inching nearer to five,000 Check runs, ensured India a cast get started with Shaw, smashed 14 barriers.
Shaw become the youngest Indian to attain a Check century on debut via scoring a swashbuckling 134, a knock that comprised 19 barriers. The Indian U-19 captain used to be brushed aside via West Indian leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
Shaw has additionally earned the honour of turning into the seventh-youngest Check centurion in international cricket. The primary-ever Check centurion used to be Mohammad Ashraful (17 years and 61 days), who entered this elite membership in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Previous these days, Indian captain Virat Kohli received the toss and elected to bat on a inexperienced wicket, and then India had were given off to a pathetic get started via dropping KL Rahul for a duck.