Melbourne:His dreams of making a Test debut during his maiden India tour might have met with a tragic end, but gritty leg-spinner Bryce McGain says he would make a comeback to the international arena soon.
Mcgain's India sojourn was cut short after it was confirmed that he would return to Australia this weekend to rest and rehabilitate his sore shoulder.
The 36-year-old had injured his shoulder first during the Australia A tour and later aggravated it while training on Tuesday for the four-day clash against an Indian Board XI.
"Through all my career that's what it is all about, playing against the best, duels against the best.
"Unfortunately it isn't my time but I believe there is a reason for everything and maybe one day I will find out what it is. I can't think of it at the moment but that will all pan out, I guess, down the track.
"I will go home, rest up, rehab and reload again and be ready to go. I am reasonably confident and far from internally feeling like I am done and put the fork in me yet," McGain was quoted as saying in the Herald Sun.
It's not all over for McGain though as there is an outside outside chance of his playing in the two-Test series against New Zealand next month and also the summer series against South Africa.
McGain's injury has cleared the deck for Jason Krejza, who is now the frontline spinner.