In England, the 33-year-old batsman Alastair Cook called it quits whereas, in Australia, the 33-year-old bowler Peter Siddle made a comeback for the Kangaroos against Pakistan. Two different stories in two separate countries but all unfolds in the game of cricket. However, each player has got their own story.
Meanwhile, Siddle is over the moon after receiving the national call-up to represent Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Australian fast bowler did all the hard work to get back in the Australia side. The absence of key players also benefitted the veteran fast bowler to make his way back to the game and get his place cemented with the performances on the field.
My philosophy has always been not to worry too much – Peter Siddle
Speaking of the call-up, Siddle is ecstatic for his hard work being paid off. He said that he tried his heart out to get back in the national circuit but added on luck also played its part in missing the chances,
Siddle went on to say that he always puts his full energy on the field to get the success for the year. Siddle reiterated he doesn’t mind if he is playing for Essex or Victoria, the main plot is to perform for the team without fail.
“My philosophy has always been not to worry too much about what the selectors are doing. For me, it’s just about going out and enjoying my cricket, whether for Victoria or Essex,” Siddle said after getting the call-up.
“If I perform well, it obviously gives me a chance to put my name forward. Last (Australian) summer was hard, I was bowling well but not taking the wickets, so it was nice to get over to England and take the wickets. My good bowling has paid off,” Peter Siddle quoted.
I will be doing everything in the next coming few weeks – Peter Siddle
The Australia veteran fast bowler wants to make a strong case of himself in the Australian national team. He wants to make the opportunity count and flourish the match-winning spells for the team to stay in the national circuit as long as possible.
Interestingly, explosive batsman Aaron Finch also broke into the Test squad for Pakistan.
“You always need a little bit of luck along the way no matter how old you are . And it’s my chance now to be around the group again and try to get in the side for that first Test,” he remarked.
“I’ll be doing everything I can in the next few weeks to get there. It’s been a few years. And a lot of hard work in between to give myself another chance, and this is the icing on the cake,” he inferred.
All in all, its a great comeback for Peter Siddle to the Australia team. However, his endurance in the team can be determined only by his performances against Pakistan in the upcoming UAE tour.