Australian all-rounder Dan Christian has earned a recall to the national team at the age of 34 and now the Sydney lad is hoping to make the most of this opportunity.
”I have been a little bit vocal in the past about older guys and how you’re at your best when you’re a little bit older, especially if you’re fit. So it’s nice to have the opportunity again because I think I’m a much better cricketer now than what I was when I actually played for Australia. And I reckon most guys around my age would say the same thing." Christian was quoted as saying by cricket.co.au.
Christian emphasised on the fact that fitness is the most important thing, specially at his age, "If your body is fit and firing, you’re a more experienced cricketer and you should be able to draw on those experiences a little bit more than you could five or six years earlier. Coming across situations in games, more often than not you’ve been in them before. You draw on what you did well there and what you did poorly and try to do whatever you need to win a game.”
He admitted that it was his performance in the IPL which gave him a bit of hope, “There was a little bit of hope there based on how the IPL went. And I knew coming before the Ashes with the boys having a fair bit of cricket on, there might be a chance they might rest a few blokes as well (for the India tour). I thought my race was run (at international level) and having a decent IPL has just probably re-opened that door a little bit.”