Honour to claim Sachin's wicket, says Trent Boult

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Published: Friday, August 24, 2012, 15:32 [IST]
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Sachin's wicket priceless, says Boult

Hyderabad, Aug 24: New Zealand's Trent Boult revealed that he is proud of claiming the priceless wicket of Sachin Tendulkar on Day one of the first Test against India on Thursday.

Tendulkar who was taken by surprise to see Boult's delivery that was sharp enough to uproot the middle stump as the legendary cricketer couldn't close the gap between the bat and pad.

"It was obviously a prize wicket of Sachin, it is something I will always remember. After all he is one of the best players in world cricket and I hope to get a few more like this," Boult said.

Talking about the prized wicket of Tendulkar, Boult said it was a huge honour for him to get the wicket of the Indian legend.

"I got the ball to move a bit and I was lucky to sneak through his defence. It is a huge honour for me to get his wicket," the 23-year-old seamer bowler added.

Having claimed three important wickets early on Day One, the opponents couldn't restrict the hosts to a small score, as Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli played brilliantly to take the match away from the Kiwis.

But Boult also revealed that they had plans on putting the youngsters under pressure, which failed as Pujara and Kohli added 125 runs for the fourth wicket.

"The plan was to put pressure on younger players and we had a big opportunity to cash in, but we missed the bus there. The first hour tomorrow morning will be a big opportunity to go at the batsmen and get a couple of wickets," he said.

When asked about Pujara's knock, Boult said that it was an awesome innings.


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