Keaton Jennings, born in South Africa and having captained their Under-19s as well, scored a century for England in his first innings as a Test cricketer. Twitter reacted in celebration and some regret as well
Out came the references to his birthplace.
Made in South Africa, Michael! https://t.co/MBk4GFniVY— KP (@KP24) December 8, 2016
Yet another one slips through our system. Well played Keaton Jennings— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) December 8, 2016
Some love from his Durham colleagues
Yaaaaaaaaaaa!! Keaton is my hero!! #INDvENG— Mark Wood (@MAWood33) December 8, 2016
King Jennings aka run machine— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) December 8, 2016
It wasn't just his county team-mates who were impressed.
Congrats Keaton Jennings on a brilliant 100 on debut Very impressed with his approach & the way he played against the spinners#INDvENG— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 8, 2016
Wonderfully batted @JetJennings. Looked the best opener on the tour for the tourists.— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) December 8, 2016
Following in Cooks footsteps. What a debut by @JetJennings— Chris Tremlett (@ChrisTremlett33) December 8, 2016
Some remembered Keaton's father and coach, Ray Jennings, who missed out on international cricket due to South Africa's years of sporting isolation.
What must Ray Jennings be feeling - a man denied Test cricket by South Africa's exclusion - seeing son make 100 on Test debut? #tearsofjoy— simon hughes (@theanalyst) December 8, 2016