When India’s best bet in Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara, walked down to bat at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Monday, November 20, during the ongoing Test between India and Sri Lanka he achieved a rare feat.
Pujara became the ninth batsman overall to bat on all five days of a Test match. He's also the third Indian batsman to do so. The other two Indians are current India coach Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha.
While Jaisimha did it against Australia in 1960, scoring 20 not out and 74, Shastri entered the club in 1984 against England scoring 111 and 7.
And to top it off, all the three Indian batsmen played these record-setting innings at Eden Gardens.
Besides the three Indians, Geoffrey Boycott (England), Kim Hughes (Australia), Allan Lamb (England), Adrian Griffith (West Indies), Andrew Flintoff (England) and Alviro Peterson (South Africa) are the other cricketers.
The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) posted a picture of Pujara and Shastri on their Twitter handle. The post congratulated Pujara for standing his ground and scorer 52 in the first innings.
In the last five innings, the 29-year old had scores of 57, 153, 15, 133, and 8.