Aaron Phangiso celebrated Sachin's scalp all night

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Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:33 [IST]
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Enjoyed Sachin's wicket a lot: Phangiso

Johannesburg, Oct 15: Highveld Lions' Aaron Mpho Phangiso celebrated the prized scalp of Sachin Tendulkar by staying up all night after accomplishing his dream of dismissing the greatest batsman in the world.


Highveld Lions thrash Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets

Phangiso, who was expecting the scalp of Sachin Tendulkar since the start of the tournament, as he started preparing for the same ever since Lions were scheduled to play a group-match against Mumbai Indians, expressed that he was very thrilled and excited to have dismissed the little master for 16 on Sunday at Johannesburg.

Though he wasn't phenomenal on Sunday, his only wicket was off Sachin Tendulkar, as he revealed that the bowler was gunning for the same since the start of Champions League T20 on Oct 13.

"I enjoyed that wicket especially being one the greatest batsman in the world, Sachin Tendulkar; I enjoyed that a lot," Aaron Phangiso said after Lions beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets on Sunday.

Aaron Phangiso, was unstoppable as he was on cloud nine after dismissing the master blaster for 16 and defeated the defending champions by 8 wickets.

"Celebration is definitely going to continue for me. We are going to celebrate. It is a big game for us, and a big win.

Thrilled about claiming the prized wicket of the Indian batting legend, the left arm spinner said he would celebrate the entire night and rejoice the moment.

"No, I am not going to sleep. I am just going to enjoy this moment," he added.

Phangiso also added that he was awaiting this moment as he had prepared a lot ahead of Champions League T20.

"It is one of those moments, for which you have been preparing, knowing that we are playing against the Mumbai Indians. I was prepared and I just tried to do what I do best and then hoped to do well," Aaron Phangiso said.

"I have just been doing the normal stuff. Bowling in the nets and bowling to our players that's all that I have been doing. I have just been working on my line and length," he added.


Story first published:  Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:40 [IST]
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