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Batting with Viru the highlight of my season

india Updated: Apr 29, 2012 01:01 IST
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As the countdown for my return to England nears, I feel a little sad. But what keeps me going is the performance of the Delhi Daredevils. Our win over Mumbai Indians was again proof of the mood in the camp and the great culture of helping each other out.

We have a fantastic leader in Viru and Eric Simons as coach and the rest of the management back us very well. I will miss all this when I get back home. Delhi will be close to my heart and I would love to continue my relationship for a long time to come.

Second home
The Oval will be home for as long as I play for England, or for the time I play. I would love Kotla to be my home ground in India. I would be delighted if the franchise would want me here. Delhi is a magnificent city. I have a good rapport with the spectators and just love the ground.

I have two more games to go before I head home. Today is my last game at the Kotla against Rajasthan Royals. They are a good unit and have some good players in Ajinkya Rahane, Owais Shah (who is in good form), that magnificent cricketer Rahul Dravid and some good bowlers too.

Viru special
One of the highlights for me will be the experience of being at the other end when Viru is batting. He is a genius. Last year Viru was not around most of the time when India toured England because of an injury. He is a dangerous cricketer and we were certainly relieved as England to not see him in full flow.

Of course, I am thrilled with myself. I just want to enjoy these last few days in India. Hope we can keep the Delhiwallahs cheering.

The writer plays for Delhi Daredevils