On not bowling in the nets on ThursdayI took a break because I have been bowling for the last three days. Normally, I don't bowl too much before the game. I thought of taking it easy.
On Ambati Rayudu, R Sathish and Saurabh Tiwary's inexperience in South African conditionsThey are quite mature and have played enough cricket to adapt. In any case, it's a mental block that wickets in South Africa will be different and tough. What even if it's that way? After all, the batsmen are getting the ball to hit. So they just need to do what they have been doing, and I'm sure they are capable of doing it.
On playing a practice matchIt was quite a slow wicket the other day. It wasn't the normal Wanderers wicket. They are preparing a different wicket and hopefully it will be have more bounce. I don't think too much about the wicket. It's the same for both teams and the one playing better wins.
On excitement about the tournamentI don't know if there's enough excitement or not. I am here as a player and my job is to play; creating hype is not in my hands.
On Zaheer Khan's returnIt's always nice to have Zaheer fit. With his experience, we have a huge advantage. We don't need to look around when he's bowling well.