Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjabs Paul Valthaty, who is now the joint highest run-scorer along with Sachin Tendulkar after his match-winning knock of 75 against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad, said that it was overwhelming to be named in the same bracket as The Master.
It is overwhelming to be named in the same bracket as Sachin Tendulkar. Gilly (Adam Gilchrist) said that to forget about the past and concentrate on Saturdays match. I took some confidence from my previous innings. I try to put my best foot forward. I break it into small parts and take small steps before each match.
His captain Gilchrist heaped praise on the Mumbai all-rounder. I tried to hang in there with Paul. The way he is going is just brilliant to watch. Paul is a calm person. Although everyone wants a piece of him, he dealt with the situation pretty well. He really made the job easy for us today.