On adapting to different formatMost of the time, the approach is very mental. You have to make sure the shutdown balls in a T20 game become more evident, and in a one-day game you have more time to attack. It is in Tests where you control a batsman. And in the longest-format, you have to switch off (everything else) and only look for wickets.
Always seen as an attacking bowleI look for wickets as much as a batsman goes out to pick runs. A 100 is a big number compared to ten wickets one can get in an innings. Personally, nothing less than five wickets (in an innings) is a settling factor. If I don’t get that many wickets, I have something to work on and look to improve in the next innings.
Rapid rise into a senior team memberI believe in leading without a title and contributing to the team in any fashion possible. But for that I need to do well. Unless I perform, I have no role in telling anyone what they have to do.
Mental preparationIt all boils to one point -- looking to excel. I started playing (competitive) cricket at the age of seven and spent around 15 years before I made anything out of it. For an engineer, he studies for four years and gets a job. It is not the same for me. I have done years of good work. I have to keep on improving and growing and that’s where mental toughness sets in.