During my third year or fourth year of engineering, suddenly I had this desire to play cricket, first play for Tamil Nadu, then play cricket for India. Again, it was in my subconscious mind that I wanted to play for India.
He is telling about his life, that when he was studying third year or fourth year of engineering, he all of a sudden had a wish to play cricket. First, he wants to play for Tamil Nadu and later for India, but deep within his thought, he wanted to play for India.
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State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term-1 English Standard-9. Goal Setting - Kris Srikkanth (pp. 127-130). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.