IPL 2013: Sachin Tendulkar given warm welcome by fans upon arrival in Dharamsala

Sachin Tendulkar might play his first match in Dharamsala © IANS

Dharamsala: May 16, 2013

Mumbai Indians team, which arrived at the Gaggal airport in Dharamsala on Thursday was given a warm welcome by the fans.

The fans were elated to see Sachin Tendulkar, who will be playing in Dharamsala for the first time when Mumbai Indians will take on hosts Kings XI Punjab on Saturday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

Tendulkar is also likely to inaugurate the indoor practice arena of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium.

Mumbai have already qualified for the play-offs of the IPL 2013 and occupy top spot in the standings.

A victory for them could seal first place since they have a slightly better run-rate compared to second-placed Chennai Super Kings.

Punjab, though, need to win the match to harbour any chance of making it into the top four. They also need other results going their way.