Bangalore: England allrounder Samit Patel has admitted that his fitness problems are not behind him yet, but insisted that his work ethic has changed and he's headed in the right direction.
Before he was recalled this summer, Patel had been out of the England set-up since their last tour of India in 2008. It was made clear by the England management that it was his attitude to fitness that was keeping him out of the side, and there was always the feeling that he had the talent to be an England cricketer if only he take on board the team's strict work ethic.
"If I did the right stuff I was very confident of getting back and I had good vibes from the management," Patel told reporters in India after England's arrival for their limited-overs series. "I knew my cricket wasn't the issue, it was the other stuff."