Indian women's team opener Smriti Mandhana completed her maiden Test century during day 2 of the ongoing Pink Ball Test in Australia in Queensland.
Mandhana became the first Indian woman cricketer to reach the three-figure mark on Australian soil in Tests. This masterclass from the classy left-hander also put India in complete control of the one-off Test being played in Queensland.
Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to term Mandhana as "The Goddess of the offside". Jaffer congratulated her and wrote: "The Goddess of the offside. Congratulations on your maiden test hundred @mandhana_smriti. First of many. Well played #AUSvIND."
Former India women's team player and cricket commentator, Anjum Chopra also lauded the efforts of Mandhana. She wrote: "A simple celebration. That's Smriti Mandhana scoring her maiden Test #AUSvIND #PinkBallTest. @mandhana_smriti @BCCIWomen."
Cricket analyst Aakash Chopra congratulated the batter and wrote that it was the first of many centuries to come from Mandhana's bat. He wrote: "Test Century. First-ever. Definitely the first of many. Well played, Smriti Mandhana. Make it BIG #PinkBallTest #AusvInd."
Former cricketer Dodda Ganesh also praised the India opener for a "top-class" knock in tough conditions.
He wrote, "Top class century @mandhana_smriti. Kick on and get a big one #AUSvIND."
Mandhana finally fell to Ashleigh Gardner after scoring a magnificent 127 off 216 balls with India placed at 195/2 in 68.1 overs.