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Panesar's international debut memorable

Spinner Monty Panesar is delighted that his first Test wicket was none other than that of Sachin Tendulkar.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 19:26 IST
Nabanita Sircar
Nabanita Sircar

England's first Sikh cricketer, spinner Monty Panesar whose first Test wicket was none other than that of Sachin Tendulkar, his idol, said the team spirit helped him make such a good Test career beginning.

Panesar, 23, who claimed five wickets said, "I tried to keep it simple, just bowl and enjoy the moment against such great players. I got a lot of encouragement from the rest of the team, which helped to calm the nerves and that showed the togetherness we have as a team. We try to help each other on the field and it's nice to be part of that."

The left-armer said, "On your Test debut you always dream of taking a wicket, but I never dreamed it would be Sachin Tendulkar's. It was a special moment when he signed the ball for me."

First Published: Mar 29, 2006 19:26 IST