Never though I was going to come back and get a chance to play for India again. Kehte hain, dawa se badi dua hoti hai [It is said that prayer is mightier than medicine], I think that is the reason I am back. My body has responded very well, I have worked at the NCA for three months, played a couple of games at the academy, am confident of doing well.
Yuvraj Singh – Right from the days I started imitating cricketers in my stand ups, you have always been my favourite for your style of play. Today the reason is even bigger, you are an inspiration for the ones who have fallen more than once in their life and stood up taller. Even if you get out on duck today or your bowling is smashed all over the park, your fighting spirit will motivate me for the rest of my life. September 8 is dedicated to you Phoenix! A true Punjabi, a true sher and a true sardar!.
He was talking with Ravi Shastri before the 1st T20 against New Zealand started. Match affected by rain.