“I am really satisfied with my performance over the last one to one-and-a-half years. I have worked hard on my game. I have also worked hard on my fitness over the last 4-6 months after the surgery. I am paying a lot of attention to fitness. I was a bit lazy in my gym sessions earlier,” said Pujara at a media conference in Mumbai organised by his employers, Indian Oil Corporation.
“Improved fitness helps one to concentrate more when batting. I want to keep improving as a cricketer,” said the 25-year-old batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara.
“I am not allowed (by Cricket Board’s contract) to talk about past or future tours,” he said.
“I was an Under-19 cricketer when I joined Indian Oil. I have played a lot of Times Shield matches for IOL and I have learnt a lot from people like (former India opener) Wasim Jaffer (who was present) and others,” he said.
“Mental toughness is very important at the highest level of the game and I am working hard on this aspect,” he said.