Pujara was included in the squad and was thought as the replacement of the Wall of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid. The right-handed batsman did justice to his inclusion as he showed immense potential and temperament both at home and overseas conditions.
The 30-year-old definitely knows how to play long knocks in Test cricket and the opposition bowlers finds it difficult to contain him once he gets going.
He has averaged 49.55 after playing 64 Tests. However it is Australia that is his favourite opponent. He has scored a brilliant 1101 runs in 12 Tests against Aussies with an average of over 55 and the highest score being 204.