I planned “Doosra” when Sehwag was on 99: Randiv

Colombo: Sri Lanka spinner Suraj Randiv is happy that his anticipation of an attacking shot from Virender Sehwag when the Indian was batting on 99 proved right and got him the wicket of the flamboyant batsman.

“I thought he would go for a big one at that time. So, I thought I will straightway bowl him a doosra. I did it and it helped me get Sehwag’s wicket,” Randiv said after day’s play.

The young spinner though said it was not easy to bowl to Sachin Tendulkar, who scored his 48th Test ton today and was unconquered.

“It is very difficult to get line and length against him because sometimes he played forward, sometimes he goes back. He works the ball very well. So it is very difficult to get the correct line and lengths to him,” he said.

Randiv said it will not be easy to get Indian wickets on the fourth and fifth day as the pitch was still favourable for batsmen.

“We have to work hard because we have to stop runs. We have to bowl very well to them. Because the wicket is very good still. It is very hard to get wickets. And we have to be disciplined.”

The young spinner also said that he has overcome the early jitters that a debutant experiences.

“Since this was my first Test match I was a little bit nervous (yesterday). After I got used to it then I bowled more today. After getting confidence I bowled well today,” he said.


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