Pujara clings to number Two in ICC   latest rankings
Pujara clings to number Two in ICC latest rankings

Test Cricket will be my priority, says Cheteshwar Pujara

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Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit three centuries in Test series in Australia, was adjudged the Player of the Match and Player of the Series in Sydney on Monday.

"I'll work hard on my game to play white-ball cricket. But Test cricket is my priority, it'll always remain my priority," Pujara said at the post-match presentation.

"It's a great feeling for all of us. We've been working really hard to win a series overseas. And especially doing it in this country, it's never easy. Definitely the best squad I've been a part of," Pujara added.

The 30-year-old scored 193 in Sydney, the 18th Test century of his career after a stellar 123 in the first Test in Adelaide and 106 in the third Test at Melbourne. With 521 runs under his belt, Pujara ended the four-match series as the highest run-scorer.

India's Test specialist, who wants to do well in all formats of the game, said that the longest format will always remain his priority.

The century in Sydney was Pujara's fifth in Tests against Australia. This was also the first time Pujara scored more than one century in an overseas Test series. India won their first-ever Test series in Australia by a margin of 2-1, ending a 71-year wait after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Pujara, who played a pivotal role in India's Test series win in Australia said that it is a proud moment for the team to win overseas.