Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
There are a few players who don't like to think about the game.
I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.
The only thing that was on my mind was, 'I want to play for India one day,' and I was pretty sure and confident that one day I will.
I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream.
Lara's done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
Wasim and Waqar were amazing bowlers. I would put them right up there with the best in the world.
I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.