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Bashir over the moon after Rohit’s wicket


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Visakhapatnam, Feb 2: England’s debutant off-spinner Shoaib Bashir said getting the scalp of India captain Rohit Sharma as his first Test wicket on Day One of the second Test at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Friday felt ‘very, very awesome’.
In his fourth over, Bashir, 20, had Rohit edge a turning ball to backward square-leg while trying to glance, giving the youngster his first Test wicket. Before the end of the day’s play, Bashir had another success when Axar Patel cut straight to point as India reached 336/6 at stumps, with his figures reading as 2-100.
“If you were to tell me that two years ago, I would laugh. To have made my debut here is very special. It’s something you dream of as a kid, so I am so grateful. It was a very special moment receiving my Test cap and for me to get Rohit Sharma as my first wicket was very, very awesome.”
“He’s a great player of spin as well and that (dismissing him) was my highlight. I’m just so grateful to God and my family. They’ve supported me through thick and thin. I had a lot of ups and downs in my journey, so I just want to thank them as well,” said Bashir. (IANS)


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