Wihan Lubbe will fight to excite him when he asks him about the possibility that he will be in the new T20 tournament in South Africa, the Mzansi Super League (MSL).
"It's hard to say the feelings through which I am now," she says.
By the end of the week, Highveld Lions batsman resigned to watch Mzansi Super League out of his sofa at home because he missed that he was ready for one of six teams competing in the tournament.
However, the injury of one of the players in the group of Jozi Stars saw that Lubbe handed over his life and replaced him.
A 26-year-old man received a call Monday to tell him to be part of the Joburg-based team.
"I was unbelievably disappointed that I am not ready, but you have to stay positive. Fortunately, the Lord had his own plans," says Lubbe.
"They came to me as a substitute and at the moment it's still possible only for a few games until Proteas returns, but I will grab the opportunity with both hands."
MSL left Cape Town Blitz last night at Tshwane Spartans at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
Lubbe's team will play today against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the Wanderers v Joburg.
Next month, Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Bay Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans will fight for the R7 million prize for the first-place winners of the tournaments, with stallions winning 2.5 million.
"I think I'm talking about all the young cricketers in the country because we were very disappointed that last year's T20 World League tournament was canceled," says a former student of the Northwestern University.
"Now that the Mzansi Super League is just as exciting."
The left batsman will share the wardrobe with a large West Indies big attacker Chris Gayle, Australian Christian Day and Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
Lubbe looked forward to learning from experienced players such as Gayle: "The more time we have to spend with players like Gayle, the more we can get from him. All players have a lot of experience in the game, so I'm looking to I learn as much as possible from them. "
Lubbe believes that MSL will benefit up-and-coming scouts in South Africa: "Learning from older and more experienced players will in itself be a great opportunity, but playing is an opportunity to present our abilities. All the teams selected in this year they are really strong, so the quality of the cricket must be very high and international actors will only strengthen it. "
He believes that MSL could prove beneficial to young South African cricketers as it was the Indian Premier (IPL) for young Indian cricketers.
"We have a lot of young talents all over the country, so there are more chances for these players to see better, not just for them, but also for general cricket in South Africa."
Lubbe has a "good feeling" that his team will perform well in an inaugural tournament.
"I think we have a very good balance with some of the changing players in our team, so I think we will work well on the tournament."