Mumbai Indians will play well for Sachin Tendulkar, says captain Rohit Sharma
With Sachin Tendulkar set to appear in his final Champions League T20, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today said the team will look to put its best foot forward in its quest to win the tournament for the veteran's batsman.
"We know perhaps this is Sachin's last Twenty20 tournament and we want to play good cricket for him," Rohit said while talking to reporters ahead of Mumbai Indians' campaign opener against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.
Rohit admitted that Rajasthan would be a tough team to beat and Mumbai would need to play to their potential.
"We might be a bit rusty but so would be Rajasthan Royals, though they have home advantage. They have been successful at their own backyard. They are a good team and have qualified for this league. It would be a tough task but we will have to play up to our potential."
Stating that the team will be missing the services of Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who has opted out of the tournament due to personal reasons, Rohit said, "He is a match winner with his deadly yorkers and big hitting ability. We will surely miss him but we have the depth to cope with his absence."