Kohli would be eyeing the chance of reaching the zenith in all three formats since he is the currently holding the numero uno spot in the ODIs and T20Is.
The Indian team, through the past one year, did not need to play much on the fifth day, but Pujara said it was not the reason.
The Indian captain credited his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara who has inspired him to score big hundreds in the cricket's most challenging format.
Pujara, one of the pillars of the Indian Test set-up, does not play any other format and unfortunately has not been getting any IPL contract.
The Rajkot-born batsman returned to the number two position after playing a brilliant knock of 143 in the Nagpur Test which helped his side to register a huge victory by an innings and 239 runs against Sri Lanka.
The hallmark of Pujara's game has been batting for long hours and he attributed it to better recovery and improved fitness.
Sehwag lauded Chesteswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane as he feels that their names aren't mentioned the most but their inputs are highly important.
On Monday, Cheteshwar Pujara achieved this rare feat and became only the third Indian and ninth overall cricketer to bat across five days in a Test match.
Pujara also feels that the hosts are still very much in the game and it would take a couple of wickets on the fourth day to run through the opposition.
While rest of his teammates were busy playing limited overs series, Pujara played in the County for Nottinghamshire before turning up for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.
Cheteshwar Pujara now has 12 double hundreds in first class cricket, one more than Vijay Merchant.
Pujara was named the skipper of the 15-member Saurashtra side, that includes Jadeja, for their opening four-day encounter against Haryana at Lahli from October 6.
Pujara has been named the captain of Saurashtra in absence of regular skipper Jaydev Shah, who will miss the opening game against Haryana at the Lahli beginning from October 6.
The bowler's list is headed by left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who has managed to maintain his top spot while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is at the third place.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow, which happens to be National Sports Day.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will also feature on the English circuit this season.