The toughest series in the whole world.

Newspaper reports on Tuesday have suggested that I was angry which is wrong. It was a principled stance that I should be treated with respect and that's why I was disappointed.

Frankly speaking, I am hoping to win both the awards I have been nominated for. But any of the two would be more than welcomed because I think it would be a universal recognition of your achievements and performance.

I did say that I would not go but after being convinced by the chairman that my participation is necessary for the better image of the country, I have decided to tour Australia.

I think to be in the elite group of five in each category is an achievement in itself and if you are the only Asian, then I think you have more than one reason to be satisfied.

I have just been told by the board to give my confirmation for the Super Series, ... I am available to play because it is a big honor to play alongside the world's best.

Vaughan has been instrumental in leading England to the world number two spot and his absence will give us some advantage.

I will not go to Australia for just one match. I have not conveyed my decision to the cricket board and there is no need for this because they have not yet communicated to me about my selection.

I am not pleased at all with whatever has happened. Having played cricket with respect and distinction, I don't deserve this at the fag end of my career.