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 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.
It was difficult to tell who looked happier -Harbhajan Singh at being anointed the captain or Sachin Tendulkar for giving up the job - during the Mumbai Indians' practice on Tuesday. Subhash Rajta
reports. The face-offs
Captaining Mumbai Indians is not something which is new to Harbhajan Singh and the senior off-spinner wants Sachin Tendulkar to play freely as he is confident handling the responsibility.
Skipper Sachin Tendulkar today formally joined Mumbai Indians' conditioning camp for the upcoming Indian Premier League campaign at their home ground, Wankhede stadium.
Indian Premier League's leading wicket taker, Rudra Pratap Singh, may have been out of favour in India's scheme of things but the left-arm pacer is hoping that season five of the T20 tournament will bring him back in the national reckoning.
Sachin Tendulkar will be available to play the entire duration of the upcoming Indian Premier League after returning from London where he has gone for a medical consultation for a toe injury, the Mumbai Indians spokesman said.