CLT20: Keep emotions in check, Anil Kumble to Mumbai Indians players

Kumble lauded Rohit Sharma's captaincy after he led the side to its maiden IPL trophy this year. Kumble also justified leaving out Ricky Ponting from the CLT20 squad.

updated: September 14, 2013 15:41 IST
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New Delhi: The upcoming Champions League Twenty20 is all set to be Sachin Tendulkar's last appearance for the Mumbai Indians but chief mentor Anil Kumble feels the emotions related to the veteran's swansong should be kept in check to ensure that the side's performance is not affected.

"Emotions can't be brought into a game. It won't help players' performance. Emotions would obviously be there, but they have to be kept in check...these emotions have to be kept in check. Every player understands that," Kumble told the team's official website.

"He (Tendulkar) has been synonymous with Mumbai Indians right from the start of IPL. I have played a lot of cricket with him. It would be ideal for the boys to give him a fitting send-off. He has been a great contributor for Mumbai Indians all those years.

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