London, Dec 02(ANI): Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar is convinced he and Graeme Swann are ready to break India once again in the Kolkata Test after breaking the jinx of winning a Test match together for England.
Eight times the pair has played together and incredibly, despite four years of success for England, only in Mumbai during the second Test have they been on the winning team.
"Before the match we were saying to each other 'When are we going to break this jinx of playing together and not -winning?' For the both of us we were saying that it will be long remembered -because it was our first," the Daily Mirror quoted Panesar, as saying.
"It was nice to get that winning experience and for us to make a contribution like we did to a -successful team is what will give us the understanding of how to do it again in the future," he added.
"It was a memorable victory for the spin twins and hopefully there are more to come. Hopefully they continue with two spinners and we can do it again in -Kolkata," he said.
Eight wickets apiece in a win over Leicestershire in 2001 got Panesar and Swann up and running, and eleven years later both of them are maturing and doing it again for England.
"It is good to have known him for a long time. He's always had a good sense of humour and made me laugh. I think he quite likes my sense of humour too," Panesar said.
"I've become a bit more outgoing in the last couple of years. I've worked with a sports psychologist who has helped with developing who I am," he added. (ANI)