2 more days left to get in shape: Sachin

Updated: 17 April 2008 13:56 IST

Tendulkar has brushed aside reports saying he is doubtful for the opening Mumbai Indians IPL tie against Bangalore Royal Challengers.

Mumbai:

Sachin Tendulkar on Friday brushed aside reports saying he was doubtful for the opening Mumbai Indians IPL tie against Bangalore Royal Challengers.

He said there were two more days left for him to get into shape to lead his team at the Wankhede Stadium here.

"I am following the fitness regime given to me by the physio. There are two more days for the match. No decision has been taken as yet (whether he will play or not). It will be decided before the 20th," said the champion batsman at the team launch.

Tendulkar has not played any competitive cricket since being ruled out of the last two Test matches against South Africa after aggravating an old groin injury. He could not take part in the Olympic Torch relay event in New Delhi for the same reason.

Team coach Lalchand Rajput announced that off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been appointed vice-captain of the team.

Also present at the official launch of the squad was guest of honour Sunil Gavaskar and Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, the franchise owner of the team.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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