"We had some good battles on the field through that series, all in good fun and had a few laughs about it and caught up after one of the Test matches.
"I'm sure I'll have a few chats with him over this series and share a laugh and chat about the series once it's done.
"I got to know him a fair bit off the field and I think probably know him a bit better than some of my Australian teammates. (They) obviously only see them on the cricket field and the general public see what a competitor he is and how much he loves the challenge of performing home and away and to be one of the best players in the world.
"I've got to see a bit off the field, where he's very different. (He's) such a nice guy off the field, he's got a lot of time for everyone and just loves to be part of the boys, whether its playing FIFA or being around the team room."