May be it has got a lot to do with Pujara being in good form and is slowly and surely making Rahul Dravid's batting slot his own while the talented Vijay knows only too well that chances may dry up in near future.
The manner in which Vijay concentrated was impressive as he curbed his natural instinct of going for flashy strokes till the time he was set.
In the final session, while both started on 73, Pujara suddenly raced ahead as he hit five boundaries in quick time to reach 90's. A late cut for a couple of runs off Glenn Maxwell brought up his fourth Test hundred in 188 balls.
Vijay reached his second Test ton in 245 balls and the relief was palpable on his face as his celebration was far more emotional than the muted one by Pujara.
Australia's plan to play with left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty (0/85 in 26 overs) and IPL's 'Million Dollar Boy' Maxwell (0/55 in 10 overs) backfired badly.
Image: India's Murali Vijay with C Pujara during the 2nd day of the 2nd cricket test match against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday.