Johannesburg: Jacques Rudolph says he's rediscovered a schoolboy's love for cricket, five years after packing his bags and swapping an international career with South Africa for a county contract in Yorkshire.
His joy for the sport has returned back and he's back in South Africa's Test team after what he calls "a very long sabbatical," having not played for his country since 2006.
The left-handed batsman has been recalled for next week's first Test against Australia after an eye-catching recent run of form in domestic cricket proved too good for selectors to ignore.
Rudolph says "I just wanted to get back to a point in my career where I really passionately loved the game of cricket again. Like when we were youngsters and playing at school."