Cheteshwar Pujara of India was eliminated by Nathan Lyon in the first innings for a duck. India’s prospects were ended on Day 2 of the Border-Gavaskar series by Lyon, who took two wickets in a single over.
Pujara, the first Indian player to appear in 100 Test matches and who struggled to get off to a good start in Delhi, was caught LBW by Lyon in the 20th over.
Before Pujara was sent back to the pavilion, the Australian spinner first handled Rohit. With this dismissal, Pujara joined the ranks of Dilip Vengsarkar, Allan Border, Courtney Walsh, Mark Taylor, Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum, and Alastair Cook as the eighth player to depart.
On the first day of his 100th Test match, Cheteshwar Pujara received a Guard of Honour from the Australian and Indian athletes. As Pujara entered the field, his teammates cheered and gave him a standing ovation. Before the game, the legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar gave the 35-year-old his 100th cap.
On February 18 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Cheteshwar Pujara will begin the 100th Test of his career against Australia. In 2010, Cheteshwar Pujara played his first Test against Australia. Now he will join the select group of Indian sportsmen who have participated in 100 Test matches.
Numerous well-known athletes, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, and many others, are included on the list. Given that he has taken part in the most Test matches, The Master Blaster is ranked #1 on the elite list. Rahul Dravid, the player after that, has played in 163 Test games. After retiring, Rahul Dravid assumed control of the third spot, which he has retained since 2012.