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.