After the embarrassment of being dropped for England's last T20 worldwide, the Test captain has been recalled for the three-match series between the countries ranked number one and two in ODI cricket, England and India.
"I fully understood the decision". After a good show in the T20Is against Ireland and England, India would now like to take the same kind of form into the 50 overs format of the game.
Joe Root hasn't experienced the feeling of being dropped many times in his professional career.
Post the Champions Trophy, starting from June a year ago, India have played 27 ODIs against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, both at home and away and at least one wrist spinner has featured in all these games.
Part of Root's problem is that, as a key part of England's Test and ODI side, he has little time to appear in the domestic T20 leagues that might provide him with greater experience.
Now, after scoring just 61 runs off 54 balls in four Twenty20 internationals, Root and England need to consider whether his omission is just temporary or whether it is in everyone's best interests for it to become permanent.
"I haven't bowled against him yet - I keep missing India with injury", said Wood.
"This is another opportunity for us to try and replicate some of those performances and another opportunity for me to make some big runs".
"You've got to always stay true to yourself", he said. I'm hungry to do so.
"Ultimately it's got to fit around playing for England. I feel like I've got the bit between my teeth right now".
He will continue to look for opportunities to play in domestic competitions around the world - and given England's schedule, a stint in the Big Bash could be an option this winter - but only if they do not impact on his England duties with the 2019 World Cup and Test captaincy his current priorities. "In the a year ago or so we have played some good cricket, in and out of India, this tour brings another challenge for us", Rohit said.
Yet, so determined was Root not to miss out on the short-form game and all the rewards that come with it, he convinced management he still had a role to play even though England have an embarrassment of big-hitting riches. "I know it was a very different side they played against but it is a really good marker to see where we are", said Root on Wednesday.