Sachin Tendulkar © AFP
Sachin Tendulkar © AFP

Sachin Tendulkar has been synonymous with Mumbai since the inception of Indian T20 league. He was named Mumbai’s icon player as well as the captain of the side. Tendulkar has captained the side in 55 matches and holds a win percentage of 58.18. He was Mumbai’s most successful captain then until Rohit Sharma took over the mantle.

Under Tendulkar, Mumbai have entered the final once in 2010 and playoffs in 2011. Now, ‘icon’ Tendulkar makes it a point to visit almost every game of Mumbai every season.

Defending champions Mumbai will be playing their first game against Chennai on April 7 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The master had a special message for the three time Indian T20 league winners: “The pressure and expectation is there. Because…we’ve delivered. Even the team will be looking forward to this season. And it is a good reputation to have. Because you continued to build on it. I would be slightly uncomfortable if I am crossing the line and I am walking out there in the middle and nobody is expecting anything from me. I want people to expect something from me. And that is what we want the crowd to expect from Mumbai.”

He continued: “Try our best, live upto our expectations and your expectations. The effort is what matters actually. So there is 100 per cent guarantee that we will go out and try our best.”