Sydney, Jan 3: Australia's pace sensation James Pattinson today termed his dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar as a lucky one at the Sydney Cricket Ground here but said that it was a special feeling nevertheless.
“To get Sachin out is something I wouldn't forget in my life. It's a very special feeling...but it was very unlucky for him as it was quite a wide delivery,” said Pattinson (4/43) after dismissing Tendulkar for 41 even as India collapsed to 191 in the first innings of the second Test.
"But then if you can build enough pressure, it can happen to anyone. It appeared he wanted to drive here and thought he could do it."
“He has so much time, the little flick he plays over gully and slips. You think its a good ball but he gets it for four. The way he plays defensive shots, you feel it is hard to get past him. But then every batsmen is vulnerable if you bowl well,” he added.
The 21-year-old denied that the sight of Tendulkar and the fact that everyone wants him to get his 100th century fires up the bowling unit.
“As a bowler, he doesn't fire you to get him out. The bubble in our bowling attack at the moment is great. We know if we don't bowl well, they can keep you on the backfoot,” said Pattinson.