I have captained India in two World Cup finals. I definitely want to win the World Cup before I retire.
When you've got an opportunity to try and finish a game on a given day, you try and do that.
I had one injury in pretty much a year of cricket, and it was my first since being in the England team, so I'm very happy to be back, touch wood.
When we left Mumbai to play in the World Cup there were hardly any journalists to see us off. But when we returned to India on July 25 having made the final, there were close to a hundred journalists at 2.30 in the morning. It was totally new.
Test cricket is pretty much the same as first-class - know what your strengths are and stick to them.
When I am playing, I try to keep the genre very easy-going and breezy. I can't be into the book and not be into the profession I am in.
I think Rohit Sharma is an awesome player in all varieties of the game.
I was in the hockey team in school, played football. One of the challenges for me was to make the team feel better. It helped me evolve, so batting at different positions was never a problem.
The night before a game, I'd think about who I was playing, and then how I'd bowled against those guys, if I had got them out previously. While I was playing, I could recall nearly all my wickets and how I got the batsman out.
If you continually watch yourself do something well, it has a positive effect. If you sat down and watched yourself bowling, batting or fielding badly, it will probably have the equal effect.
I give 100 per cent every time I go out there and I don't want to go out on the field unless I can guarantee doing that.
I remember the reason why did I start my golf. We had a four day game I was playing for Trinidad against the Leeward Islands. They had in their ranks Winston Benjamin, Curtly Ambrose and Kenneth Benjamin. To add to it, the track was a green top. The four day game lasted two days, so I had two days to play golf.
I would like to be remembered as someone who came out there and tried to entertain.
If you've got one bowler - particularly a fast bowler - who is really aggressive, all over the opposition, he brings the rest of the team along with him.
It is impossible to run in the whole day bowling at 90mph. If you can show me someone who does it then fair play. But I've not seen any bowler who bowls 90mph do it for a whole day.
One of the great things about cricket, and certainly something that I found helpful, was that as soon as you step over the boundary rope you can switch off everything that is happening off the field and focus solely on what is happening out on the pitch.
I've watched so many old games played on 'Sky Sports.' My feelings are that watching something played live really should pique some interest.
I used to bowl a lot of seam-up for Tamil Nadu and then my pelvic disc slipped. Then I just started batting, I didn't want to bowl at all. I wanted to do nothing with bowling.
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