Kolkata: Every year, the Indian Premier League throws up its share of stars and superstars. For a few, those 15 minutes of fame are the only ones they experience on a big stage. For others - such as Shane Watson in 2008 - it can be the launchpad to even bigger and better performances worldwide. Amongst the top performers in IPL 2012, there is one man who seems destined to become a household name for years to come. Sunil Narine generally prefers to let the ball do the talking, but he did make an exception for Wisden India, speaking on a range of topics, including his so far unreadable bowling.
Let's start with the obvious question. You were in contention for a Test spot for the West Indies but you chose to come and play the IPL. Was it a difficult choice? What was behind the final decision?
I mean for one thing, if you think about the allotted amount that they are paying for me, it's quite high, and I have family to think about. I talked to the selectors and they were pretty okay with me coming to India and playing. It was good that I had their backing.