"I remember my first wicket - Greg Blewitt. Then the doosra which got Michael Hussey in Bangalore. He left it outside his off-stump and it came a long way to hit the off-stump. I thought only Murali bowled those kind of balls!
" Ricky Ponting, I got him many times, but he is a great batsman. Matthew Hayden, Brian Lara, Steve Waugh were all special."
The feisty off-spinner spoke about the worst moments of his life; the aggressive character that he is; as well as the charge that he needs to take an early wicket to get going.
"When I lost my dad, it was the worst period of my life. I didn't want to play cricket thereafter. He dreamt of me playing for the country. I am sure, wherever he is sitting today, he is happy his son has achieved something special .
"I have seen all the greats - Warne, Murali, Anil bhai and McGrath - become a different bowler when they take a wicket in their first spell. You feel more confident, you feel you can plan differently now that you have a wicket behind you."
"I am aggressive in my cricket. I am not there to make friends. Aggression is part of my success and I would try to have it as long as I can."