How does it feel?
Good. Its good in the sense that selectors feel Im responsible enough. You can help in decisions and not as everybody thinks, that I am just there to party. Of course, I do that as well. I could do the dirty work for the captain. Leave him to do the main job. At the nets he cant watch everybody. I could take 2-3 players to the field. We cant have Jonty Rhodes in India but whatever we have we can improve upon.
Also a room to yourself.
(Laughs) Yes, thats a big honour.
Why has the Indian team been performing so badly?
If we knew the reasons we would have rectified them. In Sri Lanka, I think, we were just outplayed by Jayasuriya.
The Lankans have taken the game to a new level.
Its the same side that came here three years back and lost 3-0. The difference is that they have started believing in themselves. Everybodys with themmanager, country, media. They have played together a lot; set patterns of play. The bowler knows which over hes going to bowl...