Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar said he was looking forward to the challenge of leading Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League starting on April 18.
Some quotes from the interview:
On leading the Mumbai side
It is going to be a challenge. I was not expecting to captain the Mumbai side. Mukesh Ambani spoke to me and he wanted me to lead the side. I have accepted it and I am looking forward to it. I'm happy to be opening the innings with Sanath Jayasuriya. I excited about renewing rivalries with Shane Warne.
On talks that Mumbai is one of the weaker teams in the IPL
I am happy with the team. It has nice blend of seniors and juniors, it is a terrific team. Who says we have a weak side, let the tournament start and everybody will know. The IPL is a great opportunity for youngsters to play with international stars.
On having Harbhajan Singh in his team
Harbhajan Singh is a world class player, I am happy that I have got him. Anybody who has played for more than 10 years for his country should be a terrific player.
On playing against players like Ganguly, Dravid and Dhoni
It will be a strange experience, playing against somebody who are next to me in the dressing room. It is a club system, it will be a new experience. It will be exciting for players as well as spectators.