Dressing room excited ahead of Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Ranji tie: Mumbai coach

Mumbai, 40-time Ranji Trophy champions, open their 2013-14 campaign against Haryana on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar will be playing the game in order to prepare for the two-Test series against West Indies next month.

updated: October 24, 2013 16:46 IST
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Mumbai: The mood in the camp of 40-time Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai, ahead of their tournament opener in Haryana at Lahli, is poignant with the impending retirement of Sachin Tendulkar.

"It is an emotional mood in the dressing room. We are very much looking forward to that (Ranji opener from October 27 at Lahli). It's a great opportunity for everybody and not just the players, to be with Sachin," said Mumbai coach Sulakshan Kulkarni after the team's practice session today.

The iconic batsman will be quitting international cricket after playing the two-Test series against the West Indies at Kolkata (November 6-10) and here (November 14-18).

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