Mohd Asif - Pakistani pacer could not stop praising about Sachin Tendulkar as he congratulated him for becoming the highest run scorer in Test matches.Asif who is compared to Australian legend Glenn McGrath initially, said getting Tendulkar's wicket was one of the high points of his career.

Asif, who was suspended after testing positive in a dope test in the Indian Premier League, said Tendulkar becoming Test cricket's highest run-getter was hardly a surprise.

Mohd Asif has hit rock bottom after a sensational start in his career and the troubled pacer says he gets inspiration from the words of encouragement that Tendulkar offered at the start of his career. "I was bowling a particularly good spell and Sachin was uncomfortable against me. I kept on bowling him and he wasn't playing his natural shots.He turned around and said he was finding it bit difficult to play his shots against me as I was bowling well.

This compliment coming from a great batsman like Sachin Tendulkar was an immediate boost for my morale and it gave me confidence that when I can trouble someone like Tendulkar I can bowl well against any batsman in the world, he said.

It was magical stuff for me when I was able to break through his defence and bowled him all ends up. It was a big moment for me getting his wicket as he is without doubt one of the best batsman in the world now.

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