Pujara with three centuries in this series scored a total of 521 runs in 1258 balls, 1861 minutes (31 hours, 8 minutes).
"I thought those two tours were a great experience for us and that has helped us immensely to come and do well in Australia", he said.
Australia bounced back in Perth to level the series, winning by 146 runs. "I would like to congratulate the team", he said after India clinched the four-match series 2-1.
Play started nearly four hours late due to rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with the home team resuming on 236-6 after lunch in reply to India's thumping first innings 622-7 declared.
The 30-year-old Pujara was all praise for the bowling attack. We've had four bowlers, and it's not easy taking 20 wickets, so credit goes to all our fast bowlers and spinners, remarkable.
Unless someone gets a hundred in their final knock, it will be the hosts' first century-less four-Test home series in their history. "I'm sure they'll regroup as a side and play some exciting cricket in the future", he said.
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"The way the bowlers have dictated and dominated, not here but also in England and South Africa, it's something I haven't seen before".
It is the first time they have managed the feat since they began touring Australia in 1947-48. Scoring a ton at Adelaide was special and going 1-0 up is what we were aiming for.
"I have only one word to say - that I'm proud, firstly as part of the team, then to lead these players which is an honour and a privilege. I would like to play white-ball cricket, but Test cricket is my priority, and it always be so", he said.
"Have to tip our hat to India, we know how tough it is to win in India so congrats to Virat and Ravi because it's a huge achievement". The series win will give us a different identity, and what we've been able to achieve is something to be proud of. But we were outplayed in these last two Tests. Alongside Ajit Wadekar's side's twin triumph in the West Indies and England in 1971, Kapil's Devils or Rahul Dravid's sides' winning the 1986 or 2007 series in England, the members of the current side have now successfully etched their names in record books. "There's some talent in this team, and it was good for our top six to play against potentially the world's best bowling line-up".
Selectors will on Wednesday name a squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Brisbane on January 24. We know personally going to India and playing in foreign conditions, how hard it is.