New Delhi: Aiming for a comeback in the Indian team, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla still cherishes the moment he had dismissed Sachin Tendulkar eight years ago, which changed the fortunes of his cricket career.
In an interview to a website, Chawla said: “It is my most memorable wicket as a professional cricketer.”
Chawla drew the attention of the selectors with that wicket of The Master and, at 17, he made his Test debut versus England at Mohali back in 2006. “I was a 16-year-old kid playing against someone who had ripped apart the most threatening of bowling attacks. I went into the match with the mindset that I had nothing to lose.
“I thought if he hits me around, I shouldn’t get bogged down because he has done that to a lot of bowlers over the years. But before the match, I also dreamt of getting him out, which came true. He later told me ‘Well bowled’. I also think he was a little embarrassed at being dismissed by a 16-year-old,” said Chawla.
At present, Chawla is trying to regain his lost form with some country experience.