Tendulkar stands down as Mumbai Indians captain

April 3, 2012
by Private Musings

Legendry batsman Sachin Tendulkar has surrendered the captaincy of the Mumbai Indians IPL team.

Tendulkar led Mumbai in all of the previous four IPL’s, but will be replaced by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh as skipper.

Tendulkar feeling it was the right time to step down, said in a statement: “The Mumbai Indians is more than a team. It is like a family to me. At this point of time, I feel I need a break from the responsibility of captaincy. After due consideration, I discussed my intention to hand over the captaincy of the team to Harbhajan Singh”

Tendulkar recently became the only player in the history of the game to reach 100 international hundreds, when he brought up the milestone in Dhaka last month against Bangladesh.

The Mumbai Indians begin their campaign tomorrow when they take on the Chennai Super Kings in Chennai.

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