'No words to describe Sachin wicket'

Haryana’s Mohit Sharma grabbed attention on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai by cutting short the stay of Sachin Tendulkar to just five runs in first innings on Sunday.

The seamer was naturally elated on his achievement but said he did nothing special to get the wicket of the master.

Mohit also impressed with his batting by top scoring with 49 runs for Haryana, who were bundled out for 134 runs in the first innings.  “Every bowler has in the back of his mind that he is bowling to Sachin. We did nothing special. I took it as a regular match and went with the same attitude. We were told before the match that if will we be focussing on other’s strength then we will be letting ourselves down.   

“I didn’t think it was his last (domestic) match, we just focused on bowling wicket to wicket. It is obviously a very good feeling.  Every bowler wants to get his wicket. There are no words to describe that moment for me. I am still living the moment.”

Recalling Tendulkar’s dismissal, Mohit said: “On this wicket, it is difficult for a new batsman to play the ball.  Even if it is sir (Tendulkar), it will be a bit tough. So we focussed on making him play the ball. It was an odd ball which rose, hit his elbow and went to the wicket.”

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