Mixed feelings in Mumbai camp for Sachin Tendulkar's final Ranji game, says Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan is leading the side in the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma due to his commitments with the Indian team, which is currently playing against Australia in the seven-match ODI series.

updated: October 26, 2013 22:56 IST
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Lahli: Zaheer Khan and Sachin TendulkarMumbai Ranji captain Zaheer Khan on Saturday said the team was experiencing mixed feelings ahead of Sachin Tendulkar's final domestic match and the players were lucky to have the veteran batsman for their season opener against Haryana starting here on Sunday.

"It is a special game for all of us. The atmosphere is very festive. Everyone is excited to be seeing Sachin in the Ranji Trophy for the last time. As a team we are lucky to have him here, everyone is excited that he is available for this game. In a way it is like his farewell game. It is emotional and exciting and there are mixed feelings in the camp. The emotion and the occasion will help everyone put in that extra bit to perform," said Zaheer.

"Sachin is enjoying the game as he was when he started. It is very evident. We are happy to have him around. The way preparations are going on, it's going to help him play those last two games (Tests against West Indies) as well," he added.

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