Tendulkar: It will be fun opening with Jayasuriya in IPL

March 8th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai March 8 (IANS) “I will be opening for the coming match, and it will be with Sanath Jayasuriya, with whom I had last opened in 1998, while playing at Lords. It will be fun,” enthused Sachin Tendulkar, who on Saturday was named captain of the Mumbai Indians in the DLF Indian Premier League. Tendulkar was talking on the sidelines of the function to unveil the Mumbai team’s logo, a blue-white Sudarshan Chakra with orange spokes.

On persistent questioning, Tendulkar said: “How can I talk about strategies? It will be confidential but then I have not even started thinking of it as my team members are yet to come together.”

Tendulkar opined that Twenbty20 matches were an entertainment that allowed an entire family from a five-year-old to an 80-year-old to come down to the stadium and enjoy the game. “This is what I like most about this format, it is all over in three hours.”

He, however, got a little annoyed when asked about fitness. He said, “I am fit and I have not commented anything on this matter. I will be playing the South Africa series and thereafter I will be focussing on the IPL.”

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