Ind vs Aus: Feel privileged to get a national call-up, says Shaun Tait
Veteran speedster terms his Australia T20 call-up as a "privilege" and is not thinking in the lines of how many matches he will get to play in the series for Australia
Adelaide: Veteran speedster terms his Australia T20 call-up as a "privilege" and is not thinking in the lines of how many matches he will get to play in the series for Australia.
"I feel pretty privileged to be called in at this stage of my career. With a few injuries around it's been good timing and a bit lucky but you go through your career you have good luck and bad luck," 32-year-old Tait told the Daily Telegraph.
Tait has had a good Big Bash League for the Hobart Hurricanes, where he got 10 wickets and is now being looked as someone who could be drafted into the World T20 squad.
"It's quite special, whether it's for one game or two or three, or more ¿ fantastic. This is a good luck one for me, so I'll take it," said Tait.
"I was going to go to the pub and have a few beers at Port Elliot. That's probably the second place I'd want to be, and this (Adelaide Oval) is the first. So it's worked out OK," the speedster said in jest.
He did admit that it will be a kind of World T20 audition for him.
"Without looking too much into what Rod and people have been saying in the media, that's pretty much what it is, it's a bit of an audition for a couple of guys," Tait said.
"The ball's in my court. If I get a game, run in and take wickets, and we win, I suppose I'm a realistic chance."