Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday sustained a finger injury in his left-hand and was retired hurt, when he tried to fend off an ugly snorter from Chennai Super Kings bowler Doug Bollinger in the IPL opener.
Relieved that his decision to bowl first had turned out to be correct in final analysis, Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh said that unpredictability of the pitch made it a difficult choice at the toss as he was not sure what would have been a defendable total.
Sachin Tendulkar’s right index finger injury may keep him out of a number of IPL matches. HT
The anxiety to get back their most experienced batsmen has united Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians. Buzz is Sachin Tendulkar is in town. Somshuvra Laha
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Sachin Tendulkar may still take some more time to get back into action as the master batsman said that the condition of his injured finger is "not looking good." Video
Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by 27 runs in their Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match at Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai on Wednesday. Abhijeet Kulkarni reports. Scorecard
At 42, he is the oldest player in the IPL but Brad Hogg has the energy and enthusiasim of a youngster as he made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.
Big-hitting West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard says the gamble Mumbai Indians took worked for the team in the win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
With Sachin Tendulkar all set to return from injury and bolster the batting department, Mumbai Indians would look to continue with their winning ways when they take on another in-form team Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match tomorrow.
As soon as Sachin Tendulkar finished taking throw-downs, he removed his gloves and checked the condition of his injured finger. After all, it was only the second day since his return to the nets after being out of action for 10 days.
Their campaign stuttering due to continuous batting failures, Mumbai Indians would hope that Sachin Tendulkar comes back and inspires a turnaround when they take on a struggling Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League match, in Mumbai on Sunday.
Two defeats in three matches at home; the team placed in the bottom rung after five games: it's certainly not the way Mumbai Indians would have planned to start the tournament. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
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Mumbai Indians bowling coach and mentor Shaun Pollock on Thursday said that there is nothing to worry about captain Harbhajan Singh's extended lean patch with the ball.
Friday's encounter between the Daredevils, who are atop the points table as the league hits the halfway point, and the Mumbai Indians is seen as a Sachin Tendulkar versus Virender Sehwag blockbuster. N Ananthanarayanan