Ashes reaction: Ian Bell determined to savour latest success
Ian Bell was determined to enjoy his fourth Ashes series victory after being named man of the series.
Last Updated: 25/08/13 11:20pm
There was little doubt that the Warwickshire batsman would receive the accolade after his three centuries, 562 runs and 62.44 average as England posted a 3-0 series success.
Despite that, the 31-year-old has no plans to get ahead of himself before the return series this winter.
"If you are getting carried away or looking too far ahead this game can turn round and bite you," he said, after the fifth and final Test ended in a draw.
"But we'll enjoy the victory we worked hard for over the five games and we'll enjoy the next few weeks.
"Any time you win the Ashes is right up there, and the away series was always going to be number one but, on an individual note, to have contributed by scoring three hundreds makes it a special one."
Bell, along with Kevin Pietersen, has now won the Ashes four times - this victory going alongside successes in 2005, 2009 and 2010/11 - but he insists the team will always come first.
"When you score hundreds and you don't win Test matches or a series it means nothing. The victory is the most important thing," he added.