This is Saeed Anwar's second innings in international cricket. The Pakistani star has come back after an injury, which would have finished his career as a cricketer had it not been detected early. Anwar underwent surgery in London, and after a few months' lay-off, is back with a bang. He believes he has a couple of years to go in the game and his goal is simple - to win matches for Pakistan and entertain the crowds like one of his favourite batsman, Viv Richards, used to do. Excerpts from an interview: Q: Saeed, how tough was it, coping with the injury? A.A: Dealing with injuries calls for a lot of mental strength. My family and well-wishers supported me, and I am really grateful to them. Looking at the brighter side, I am lucky I underwent the surgery quickly, else my international career would have been over. Q: What was the injury? A.I was playing in a domestic game where I developed this problem in the knee. I underwent surgery in London. The doctors there told me that had I not gone in for the surgery quickly, my cricketing career would have been over. The few months I spent away from cricket were not easy, but I never gave up hope. Q: Would you say this is your second innings? A.Absolutely. In fact, I would say I have got a new lease of life, a second birth, and I am going to make the most out of it. Q: So where does Saeed Anwar go from here? A.Well, I think I am good enough for a few years more. As I said, I want to make the most of my second innings. I am enjoying my cricket, and it is a good sign. Q: Pakistan cricket at the moments seems to be overflowing with talent. Where do you think India's problems lie? A: The bowling is a bit of a problem area for India. But I want to talk about Pakistan cricket. There are so many youngsters coming up, and they are all committed and hardworking. Pakistan cricket looks healthy at the moment. We have plenty of bowlers and all-rounders, and most of them are of a very high quality. We still have some exciting young players waiting in the wings. Just wait and watch because they are bound to make an impact sooner rather than later. Q: You had a brief stint as Pakistan's captain, but you didn't enjoy it. What do you think of Moin Khan the captain? A:Moin is doing very well. He is aggressive, he thinks about the game, and he is witty as well. Moin is also lucky. One has to have luck as a captain, and Moin seems to have it. He's a street smart cricketer and he's not afraid to ask for advice. When it comes to bowling, he goes upto Wasim and when it comes to batting he comes over to me. That's always the sign of a confident Captain. Q: What advice would you give to aspiring cricketers? A:No matter how talented you are, you cannot come up if you don't work hard, or if you lack commitment. Work hard, with lots of commitment, and never lack in determination. Q: So, what's your goal for the few years you have left in international cricket? A: Just enjoy myself, and try and win every game for Pakistan. I want to entertain the crowds the world over the way Viv Richards used to do. Q: Well, you certainly do that each time you go out to bat Saeed. Good luck and thanks for your time. A: Anytime.