"I went there with a fixed opinion about Pakistan but it changed as soon as I landed there. The hospitality was great and people went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. It was a memorable series."
Kumble said it was an unusual experience to see the celebrations at home when India won the One-day series.
"Since I was not a part of the One-day squad, I watched the matches at home on TV. It was great to see the celebrations. The fireworks immediately after the last wicket fell... it was a completely different feeling. I had never gotthe chance to visualise such things before."
Meanwhile, young bowling sensation Irfan Pathan had a simple theory for achieving success: work hard and if you still don't get the results, work harder.
Asked whether young bowlers like him and L Balaji would benefit more if a bowling coach was appointed, Pathan said "we still need to learn a lot but appointing a bowling coach is a decision of the Board."