Pujara has grown by strength to strength since his Test debut in 2010 and forms a formidable backbone of the Indian batting unit. He has been an architect of numerous improbable triumphs for India in recent times.
Even the historic series victory against Australia in 2018-19 was built on the crux of Pujara’s sheer grit and indefatigability. For all the spotlights that Virat Kohli enjoyed, the Saurashtra-lad came as a quiet revelation and made the series his own.
And now, when the Indian team will travel to Australia later this year, all eyes would be on Pujara. However, the series starts not before December, and there’s too much time for the right-handed batsman in between to prepare well.