Often compared to Dravid, who was considered the 'wall' of Indian cricket, Pujara said he is thankful to Dravid for teaching him how to keep personal and professional lives separate.
NADA DG Navin Agarwal confirmed that BCCI has sent an official explanation for their five NRTP players' failure to submit whereabouts.
Cricketers, like all sportspersons, have been confined to their homes since India went into nationwide lockdown on March 24 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keeping fit at the gym at home and running after his two-year-old, the Test specialist is also getting mentally ready to play the big knocks. Excerpts from an exclusive chat ...
Gloucestershire on Thursday said that the deal is off now given the global health crisis, which has forced the England and Wales Cricket Board to suspend all professional cricket until May 28.
Pujara feels that it is important to find interesting things to do and he has his daughter to keep them occupied.
Pujara was supposed to play county cricket in the UK but that too has been postponed at least till May 28 and faces a cancellation.
Pujara made 100 runs in four innings in New Zealand with scores of 11 and 11 at Wellington and 54 and 24 at Christchurch.
Pujara is one of the key players in the Indian Test team, providing solidity to the batting line-up with his technique.
Pujara has scored 5,740 runs in 75 Tests at an average of 49.48. Having made his Test debut in October 2010, Pujara has so far scored 18 centuries and 24 fifties.
The ICC recently contemplated making Test cricket a four-day affair from 2023 but the idea has been met with vehement opposition from some of the game's greats.
Pujara achieved this feat against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy match at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.
Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are expected to play a few games to test their fitness before they are back in the national fold.
Saurashtra, who are the runners-up of the last Ranji Trophy season, are placed in the Elite Group B and begin their campaign with a game against Himachal Pradesh in Dharamshala.
Pujara said the ideal time to bat with the pink ball was the first session and late into the final session.