Former Indian Test opener Sunil Gavaskar believes Cheteshwar Pujara's biggest test of character will come when seniors like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag hang up their boots. If Pujara can hold fort for India once the big boys are gone, he would have proved himself, feels Gavaskar.
Praising his knock of 204 against Australia on Monday, Gavaskar told NDTV that Pujara is shaping his career very well.
"India have a very good Test batsman in Pujara. There were talks of Rahul Dravid's replacement and Pujara may just be the answer to that query. Indian batting in the coming days will revolve around him." he said, adding: "It will however be interesting to see how he approaches the game when he becomes the number 1 batsman in the team, when seniors like Sachin and Sehwag retire because for now, Pujara is more of a buffer batsman in the side."