Adam Gilchrist, after conducting the interview, felt that the gesture to honor Hughes is really touching.
Pujara was given out twice by the on-field umpire in the second innings and had to be overturned through DRS.
He wasn't happy with India scoring 250 in the first innings after being down and out at 127/6.
He also felt that the bowlers will need rest now with Perth Test only four days now.
The lanky fast bowler was denied two wickets in the second innings for overstepping.
The southpaw lauded Rahane and Pujara's efforts as well.
Pujara's lion-hearted performance on Day 1 gave India a lifeline.
His statement has gone viral even as India celebrates epic victory in Australia.
He could only two score runs as India got off to a worst possible start.
Will the visitors perform to their potential and grab early honours in the series?