Mumbai, Apr 9 IBNS | 3 months ago

Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday named Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar as its 'ICON' for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.


"Sachin has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians and a source of inspiration for the team ever since the inception. It was a fitting finale to Sachin last season, when we dedicated the IPL as well as CLT20 trophies as tribute to the legend," Nita M. Ambani was quoted as saying by the Mumbai Indians website.

She said: "We are very happy to recognize him as the Mumbai Indians ICON. I am sure the youngsters in the team will be delighted to have him around for guidance, and so would be the Mumbai Indians fans."

Tendulkar said he is delighted to continue his association with the current IPL champions.

Tendulkar said, "I have been a part of the Mumbai Indians team since its inception and am delighted to continue my association. This season with Mumbai Indians will be a different experience for me and I look forward to closely interacting with the experienced support staff and sharing my learnings with the exciting youngsters in the team."

(Posted on 10-04-2014)