The much talked-about word whenever Pujara comes in to bat is 'intent' and Rohit felt that their number three batsman has that in abundance.
Malan, playing his first Test in three years, hit a splendid 70 and added 139 runs for the third wicket with skipper Joe Root as England reached 423 for 8 at stumps on day two.
India were bundled out for a meagre 78 in the first innings on the first day of the third Test against England.
India bundled out England on 303 in the third session on Day 4 after Joe Root's classy ton in the second innings.
India replaced spinner Kuldeep Yadav with pacer T Natarajan in the playing XI.
Never before has captain Virat Kohli missed Ravindra Jadeja as much as he would have on Friday when Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes took the mickey out of India's left-arm wrist and orthodox spinners.
Bairstow had scores of 0, 0, 0 and 28 in the four innings that he played in England's 1-3 Test series defeat against India, prompting Gavaskar to comment that he looked 'uninterested'.
Liam Livingstone replaced Sam Billings in the England playing XI while Dawid Malan came in place of Eoin Morgan.
Batting first, India scored 185 for eight in the 20 overs, with Yadav (57) and Iyer (37) doing the bulk of scoring. In reply, England were stopped at 177 for 8/
Buttler played a sensational knock of 83 from 52 balls to chase down the target of 157 quite comfortably.
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Suryakumar made way for opener Rohit Sharma, who was rested for the first two games, and the omission of the youngster irked Gambhir.
Buttler in the Powerplay pounced on Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal in successive overs and England were never in danger of falling behind the run-rate after that.
England lead this five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.