Lahli, Haryana: Refusing to get swayed away by the hype after dismissing Sachin Tendulkar, Haryana's young all-rounder Mohit Sharma on Sunday said the plan was to "make him play" as much as possible in his side's much-awaited opening fixture of this season's Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai here.
The retiring Tendulkar was the talking point in the run-up to the game until the veteran's timber was disturbed by the 25-year-old Chennai Super Kings seamer. Tendulkar fell for five.
"I was not thinking that this was his last (Ranji) match. I just concentrated on bowling wicket to wicket as the plan was to make him play, look to hit the seam. That way it's not easy for a new batsman on this wicket," Mohit told reporters after the first day's play here at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.