Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who has climbed to his career-best fifth in the ICC Test batting rankings after a fine series in South Africa, said on Monday that he had worked very hard on the fitness in the last six months after his knee surgery in 2011.
Pujara aggregated 280 runs in the recently-concluded two-Test series against South Africa.
"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.