Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century
Manish Pandey's unbeaten century helped India chase 330 and retain their No.2 ODI ranking after the fifth ODI in Sydney.
Pandey, who was only playing in his fourth ODI, scored a composed century and along with MS Dhoni ensured India successfully chased down Australia's 330 after both openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got them off to the perfect start.
The 26-year-old, who has been on the fringes of the Indian set-up for a while now only played in this match due to Ajinkya Rahane’s injury will be hoping that his century will cement his place in the side for the next series.
Pandey’s match-winning knock drew praise from plenty of cricketers from around the world, here are some of the best reactions to his unbeaten 104:
Yuvraj Singh, who will be joining the T20 leg of the series, had this to say:
Well done boys ! Great start to an awesome career ahead @im_manishpandey top knock !— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 23, 2016
After an impressive Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Irfan Pathan tweeted this:
Pandey's Karnataka teammate Robin Uthappa was full of praise:
And that is how it's done!! Well done my man!!@im_manishpandey !! That is fantastic!!— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) January 23, 2016
India's leading wicket-taker across all formats, Anil Kumble had this to say:
Well done @im_manishpandey on a brilliant hundred. Good start to Jasprit Bhumrah's career too.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) January 23, 2016
Former Sri Lankan batsman Russel Arnold:
What a Gem from Manish Pandey... Well done India !!! Batted brilliantly through the series deserved something #AUSvIND— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) January 23, 2016
Former Indian women's cricket team captain Anjum Chopra:
We all knew about Rohit-Kohli-Dhawan...we didn't this about Bumrah and Pandey. These two young men are India's biggest gains.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 23, 2016
Take a bow, Manish Pandey. Now, this is what we call a Match-Winning innings #AUSvIND— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 23, 2016
Former Australian batsman Damien Martyn:
Former England fast bowler Alex Tudor:
Former Indian opener Abhinav Mukund:
Well.played manish pandey ! Take a bow..— abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) January 23, 2016
Subramaniam Badrinath praised Pandey's composure:
Most impressive part of manish pandey's knock for me was the 'composure' under pressure #AUSvIND— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 23, 2016
Even though the skipper was not striking at his best, his presence alongside the youngster, must have been reassuring #AUSvIND— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 23, 2016
Two of his current teammates had earlier tweeted their appreciation of his knock.
Rohit Sharma, who won the Man of the series, tweeted this:
Super chase!!! Super Pandey pic.twitter.com/MOXkrihPs0— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 23, 2016
One helluva knock from @im_manishpandey.Was on the cards ,ever since that ipl 100.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 23, 2016