Sachin Tendulkar to play the IPL match against Delhi on 16th, will miss Rajasthan match
Sachin Tendulkar, the Mumbai Indians batsman who was injured during the first IPL 5 match, would still be out of the match against Rajasthan Royals which is to be played in Mumbai today, but wouldn’t be out for the entire tournament, said the team mentor cum bowling coach Shaun Pollock.
“It’s a long tournament, so we give him every chance, every game to see if he will be fit. I am not sure about tomorrow, whether there will be enough time (for him to be fit). I think by the time the 16th game (against Delhi Daredevils here) comes around everything should be fine (with Tendulkar),” said Pollock.
“Who knows if he feels better tomorrow we will be happy to give him a chance (to play),” he added.
The injury was on the finger when Tendulkar was batting against Chennai Super Kings, and since then he couldn’t play any game. Pollock feels that winning two games of the three is quite encouraging as the tournament has just started and its a long way to go. When asked about the fine and warning to both Harbhajan Singh and Munaf Patel, he said that the behavior wasn’t ideal although he didn’t see the incident.
“Actually I did not see what went on because I had run inside to see the replay whether he (Chargers’ captain Kumar Sangakkara) was out or not. But obviously their behaviour wasn’t ideal because they got hauled in before the match referee, fined a match fee and given a reprimand,” said Pollock.
“(But) it’s very frustrating when you bowl someone and the umpires are not giving you that wicket. I think the confusion may have happened because the square leg umpire might have seen the ball ricochet off the keeper and hadn’t actually seen the angle of how it came off the bat.
“I think they both consulted and when they both weren’t sure it would have made things a bit easier if they had gone upstairs (to the TV umpire).
“I think you can understand how players wanting the wicket of Sangakkara, it was a big wicket. But like I said, I did not exactly see their behaviour, but obviously it wasn’t ideal,” he added.
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