Cheteshwar Pujara relished batting at number three as he struck his maiden Test hundred on Thursday but said it will not be appropriate to suggest that he can replace a legend such as Rahul Dravid.


A modest Pujara, playing his fourth Test, said he had immense experience to play at this position so scoring runs was not difficult.


Pujara said it was very satisfying to get to his maiden century, which he had missed in his debut match when he got out after scoring 72 against Australia in 2010.


He dedicated the achievement to his parents and was looking at converting it into a double century.


Pujara said he faced a lot of issues recently but that only made him mentally strong.