Chennai: Albie Morkel's international career might not have taken flight the way a lot of people expected it to, but he has been a stellar performer for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Speaking to Wisden India ahead of the perform-or-perish stage of the tournament, he said that though his role in the team is a tough one, the high when he got it right was worth the trouble.
Albie, to start with, tell us about your international career. To some, it seems like a long story of unfulfilled promise?
It's a tough world out there. I started in 2004 against New Zealand but was in and out of the side for the next seven or eight years. Yeah, it's been tough, but I suppose I have to look in the mirror and be honest. If I am being honest, I'd have to say that I have had some good games and some bad games. But all in all, I am happy with my career. Everyone has some talent, but it's about what you do on the field that decides whether you are a good player or a great player. I am still relatively young, so maybe there's still some ammunition left in me.