Tendulkar disappointed with rusty Indians
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar was disappointed with his teams performance after their 9 run defeat against the Highveld Lions in the opening game of this years Twenty20 Champions League.
Tendulkar starred with the bat scoring another sublime Twenty20 half century but the skipper will be concerned about the way his team bowled and fielded which gifted the Lions at least an extra 20 runs.
"Our bowling and fielding looked rusty today. We need to pull up our socks before the next match. In Durban we need to be charged up. There is not much time, we have to prepare well," said Tendulkar after the game.
Thanks to Tendulkar the Indians were on course to chase down the Lions imposing target of 187 but a number of late wickets including that of Kieron Pollard left the Indians 9 runs short at the close of the innings.
"We probably gave 20 runs extra, all credit to Lions who batted well. They picked wickets too at crucial moments. We were on track. I thought my wicket and Pollard - we got out at the wrong time," he added.