Controversial Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar is focusing on touring India as he bids to repair his reputation.
The 'Rawalpindi Express' has been suspended for 13 matches and fined 3.4 million rupees (£42,500) by the Pakistan Cricket Board after hitting team-mate Mohammad Asif with a cricket bat.
That was just the latest incident in Shoaib's troubled international career which has seen him given a suspended fine for leaving a Pakistan training camp without informing the team management; banned and then cleared for testing positive for nandrolone; and faced criticisms over his action and his commitment.
However the 32-year-old - who has four matches of the ban to run - is determined to come back better than ever.
He told bigstarcricket.com: "Although no cricketer wants to be banned and fined, I am happy that the hearing by the Pakistan Cricket Board was carried out fairly - and I'm now keen to put this behind me.
"There have been too many controversies in my career and in Pakistan cricket, and all I want now is to focus on my cricket and win more matches for my country.
"I was disappointed not to be able to make my comeback in South Africa for the Twenty20 World Cup - so I am especially keen now that if I don't play against South Africa I do make the squad for the tour of India.
"I didn't go on our last tour to India in 2005 because of fitness, so this is a very important trip for me and the team.
"I hope I will be picked and I will be able to make some important contributions to the Pakistan team."