That’s the way I always looked at it and even do so now.
I am not sure that many batsmen think like that in the present day. Today, there are certain players who are described as Test cricketers and others as ODI cricketers (or even Twenty20 cricketers). I find it rather ludicrous. I wouldn’t want to be left out of an ODI team because I am just a Test cricketer and had only reasonable success in shorter formats.
It is, after all, all about making the necessary adjustments. It is about being smart enough to know how to make those changes from one format to the next.
Two names from modern day cricket come to my mind, Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara. They are batsmen who made that adjustment across all formats quite easily. If you love cricket, you can accomplish that, and then basically you can achieve anything.
This was the belief I had during my playing days that there is nothing I couldn’t accomplish.