27 October, 2020

Orange County Blight

For the later batsmen to do well, the openers have to take the sting off the ball

Orange County Blight
It's great to finally land in India and be with the team as it enters the crucial second phase of the TVS Series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The injury lay-off was really frustrating because I had been thinking about this tour for many months, so I'm glad that I'll be up for it at least in the last Test. At first I thought I would miss only one Test, but the repeated delays in my plans made me worried that I would not make it to India at all. I'm relieved that I'm finally here, with my hand almost as good as new.

I had a few hits before and during the game at Nagpur and I'm pleased to see that my finger has really healed well. I joined the team on Friday night in Mumbai, and the break between Tests allowed me to catch up with all that I had missed over the last three weeks. I am raring to be out there in the middle, which is why I was going out with the drinks and even with the towel whenever a wicket fell. Being out there in the middle is a very special feeling, and I'm really trying my best to be part of the action.



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