Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday said that it would have been a "shame" had Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a hundred.

Pujara was going strong while other top-order batsmen struggled but the young batsman found an able ally in Ashwin, who supported him well with a magnificent 60.

Ashwin had joined Pujara when six top Indian batsmen were cooling their heels back in the pavilion and stayed with him till the end of the play.

Ashwin lauded Pujara's technical efficiency and his controlled knock.