Sachin hands captaincy to Singh

March 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Harbhajan Singh will lead the Mumbai Indians through this year’s IPL tournament after Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from the role on the eve of the start of the competition. The Indian spinner is certainly experienced enough to lead the side, although what impact Tendulkar’s decision will have on the team remains to be seen.

The record breaking batsman has taken the decision in order to focus on his form, admitting he had taken time and consideration in making the move but believed it would be the best for both parties as the veteran’s body begins to feel the effects of such a long career at the top of the game.  This decision will surely influence the odds at as Mumbai have benefited from Tendulkar’s leadership.

“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,” admitted the 39-year old.

Singh will now have to ensure Mumbai are fully focused on the job in hand, looking to improve on their play-off defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in last year’s tournament. They did go on to claim victory at the Champions League tournament at the end of the year and will be hoping to bring this momentum into this year’s IPL.

The squad is certainly capable of challenging for this year’s title with the star-studded group that has been assembled. This has been noticed in the Stan James betting. There is plenty of interest being paid to South African batting sensation Richard Levi in particular and it’ll now be down to the players to prove their worth as they aim to get their campaign off to a good start.


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