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Updated: November 16, 2009 20:16 IST

Welegedara cherishes Tendulkar scalp

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Chanaka Welegedara. Photo: K.R. Deepak
Chanaka Welegedara. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Left-arm paceman Chanaka Welegedara said scalping maestro Sachin Tendulkar early was his best moment of the day. “He is such a great player and dismissing him was special for me,” he said.

The 28-year-old Welegedara, whose lone previous Test was against England at Galle in 2007, revealed he got to know that he was playing the Test only in the morning. “But I was mentally prepared,” the paceman said.

On the opening morning here, Welegedara added three wickets to the four he had picked on his debut.

Welegedara said his stint under pace legend Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai had enabled him rectify a couple of technical chinks.

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