Pattinson, along with Australia vice-captain Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson was dropped from the Australian squad for the Mohali Test as they failed to make a three-point presentation asked by coach Mickey Arthur.
There is no excuse. It is disappointing to miss a Test match. It is something you personally love doing, but again when you took a look at the bigger picture, you understand what has happened and why it has happened.
“[Arthur] wanted it in by Saturday night and it was one of those things where I didn't put in 100 per cent for the team. It was part forgetting and at this level you can't forget. It's pretty cut-throat and personally not good enough. It wasn't a hard task at all and it was something that was very valuable for the team going forward.
“It comes down to preparation for a Test, you can prepare in the nets and the batting, bowling and fielding but preparing off the field as well is just as important as well. It comes down to not preparing well enough for the next Test,” he said.