The ongoing Eden Gardens Test against Sri Lanka have pushed India to play out of their skin. It has also created a few records on the way. Sri Lanka are eyeing for their first Test win in India. And Virat Kohli and his men are trying their best to avoid this embarrassment. During the course of the match, Cheteshwar Pujara became the third Indian cricketer to bat on all five days of the match. Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the two other Indian players to do so. Overall, Pujara is the ninth player to achieve such a feat.
On a rain-marred first day where only 11.5 overs were possible, Pujara was unbeaten on 8. Day 2 was also marred by rain where extra 21 overs were possible. Pujara remained unbeaten on 47. On the third day, Pujara fell for 52. On the fourth day, Pujara came out to bat late in the day after Shikhar Dhawan fell for 94. Pujara remained unbeaten on 2 on the fourth day. On the last day, Pujara was out for 22.
Ravi Shastri has batted on all the five days of a Test match against England at Kolkata in 1984, hitting scores of 117 and 7*. Jaisimha was first Indian to do so when he scored 20* and 74 against Australia at Kolkata in 1960.
Co-incidentally, all the three moments happened in the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The other players to bat on all five days include Geoffrey Boycott, Kim Hughes, Alviro Peterson, Adrain Griffith, Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff.