India vs England, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay tons leave Twitterati in awe

Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay scored tons as India replied strong to England first inning score of 537.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 11, 2016 11:40 pm
murali vijay, murali vijay hundred, murali vijay century, india vs england, ind vs eng score, ind vs eng, india vs england score, india cricket, cricket score, cricket news, cricket People on social media did not hesitate to applaud the two batsmen for their centuries and the effort they put in Rajkot. (Source: Reuters)

After England made India field for five sessions on the trot in the first Test, it looks like India is paying them back. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara are leading that charge. Both Pujara and Vijay scored hundreds on second third day of the first Test as India continued to reply strongly after England scored 537 runs in their first innings.

Pujara entertained his home crowd with some exceptional shots especially through the leg-side. He made them wait as well as he played eight dot balls while on 99*. And umpire called it Tea. Pujara returned to complete his 9th Test ton an over later, Vijay completed his seventh. Both shared a stand of more than 200 to keep India on track in the first innings.

Social media did not hesitate to applaud the two batsmen for their centuries and the effort they put in Rajkot. Some congratulated, some said it was long coming. Some also called this a batsman’s wicket but nothing to take away from the two. This is the fourth time in the that two Indian batsmen in top three have scored a century against England. And in last three series, this has atleast happened one.

Here are some of the reactions to the centuries and the centurions:

India and England are playing a five-match Test series.