New Delhi: When Sachin Tendulkar will take the field tonight for the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, he will make another record.
It will be the first time a Rajya Sabha member will play an IPL match. Although he is yet to take the oath, his has accepted the nomination that has been approved by President Pratibha Patil.
Delhi and Mumbai lock horns tonight at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi in Match 36 of the IPL 5. Delhi captain Virender Sehwag, in a lighter vein, tweeted: "My first ipl game against a rajya sabha member ;) Hope the weather holds n we get a full game today."
Tendulkar had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday at her residence, which was speculated to be a goodwill visit. It was later revealed that he was offered a Rajya Sabha nomination that he accepted.