Brisbane, Mar.8 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds still relishes a challenge, inspite of being out the squad to settle some off-the-field problems.
"I'm happy to concede to a better man. That's fine. But I still want the challenge, the battle, of playing for Australia. It's something that's still burning inside of me," the Herald Sun quoted him, as saying.Unable to bowl for two months, Symonds said his knee had improved and he began bowling off-spin in the nets last Thursday.
"If I was to go back into the team, they talk about playing every game like it was your last - that's a reality for me," Symonds said.
"I'd have to approach every game like it was my last. Everyone knows it's a very special competition, the Ashes, it's got a lot of history and obviously to get to play a Test match at Lord's would be an unbelievable feeling. That, to me, really is a dream at the moment," he said.
"I'm not sure whether it's a couple of big scores that's going to put me in line to go on tour or whether it's the off-field development I've been going through, whether that's the main part of the exercise. But I'm doing everything possible to give myself the best chance," he said. (ANI)