To dismiss Sachin was great: George

The 23-year-old paceman, believed to be in the mould of Glenn McGrath, was obviously thrilled at dismissing Test cricket’s highest run-getter. “To get Sachin was great -- shocking and enlightening, I guess,” said George. “I never gave up hope. It came down to patience; I tried everything possible and just kept trusting myself. I tried a few different things with the ball but tried to stay patient at the same time.”

The South Australian admitted he felt nervous on debut. “My first day, I was very nervous, I hadn’t really experienced anything like this before. I definitely calmed down and felt more comfortable yesterday. This morning, going into the match, it was much better. I didn’t try to do too many things, but just ran in and bowled hard. I guess every passing stage it felt more comfortable in the field,” he pointed out.

The noisy, capacity crowd during the weekend when Tendulkar brought up his 14,000 Test runs has left the youngster in awe. “The crowd was something I never experienced before,” he noted. “To be out there when Sachin brought up his 14,000 runs was an unbelievable experience. Screaming Indian fans going after Sachin ... it was quite deafening to be out there in the middle, something I will always remember.

“To be part of this match, to make my debut in front of such a lovely crowd, it will be truly special for me,” offered George.

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