IPL news May 22, 2013

Mumbai hopeful of Tendulkar recovery

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Mumbai Indians have not ruled out Sachin Tendulkar's participation in the second qualifier on May 24, despite the batsman suffering a wrist injury for which the normal recovery time is around three weeks.

Medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, however, will not play further part in Mumbai's campaign because of a side strain, the franchise said.

Tendulkar hurt his hand while batting during Mumbai's home game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 13 and retired hurt. He then missed Mumbai's last two league games as well as the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings in Delhi. The second qualifier is their last shot at making the final of IPL 2013.

"On investigation we have found that there is some swelling in the wrist and around one of the tendons of his left hand," the franchise said in a statement. "We have addressed this with an injection in his hand by a hand-and-wrist specialist. He is currently under rehab and is progressing well.

"The normal recovery time for this injury is around three weeks, however rehab results in the past nine days have shown reasonable improvement and we are hopeful to get him back in action as soon as possible."

Kulkarni was injured on May 18, during Mumbai's final league game, and missed the qualifier against Super Kings. His recovery period was estimated to be six weeks.

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  • Harmony111 on May 24, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    @Amogh Mathure: Talking about big matches, no matches are bigger than WC matches. TWICE Sachin has been the top scorer in WCs and once he has been the 2nd top scorer. His WC aggregate is a record, his single WC aggregate is a record, his WC 100s tally is a record and you are telling me he is not a big match player?

    Talking of BIG MATCHES such as Tournament Finals, SRT has played 40 Finals in his life and avgs 54 with 6 100s & 10 50s while the so called BIG MATCH player Ponting has played 41 Finals and avgs a paltry 38 with 2 100s & 7 50s.

    In fewer matches Sachin has scored more runs, more 100s, more 50s, more 4s & 6s at a faster SR.

    Undoubtedly you will still say that Sachin is not a BIG MATCH player on the basis some new piece of idiotic reasoning.

    Btw, Sachin's record is similar if we consider Finals + Semi Finals => the usual BIG MATCHES.

    Now you would want to change the def of BIG MATCHES right?

  • sameer111111 on May 24, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    mumbai would really be hoping that sachin does not recover in time, otherwise it would be curtains for them. sachin has never been a big match player since 2000. the new guy has been quite impressive and should be persisted with as an opener. as seen in this ipl, mumbai dosent win when tendulkar gets a high score. they would prefer to be 60/2 after 6 overs rather than 24/0.

  • swarzi on May 24, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    Somebody is gone insane here! Are they talking about critical "WIN", and playing Tendulkar? The world knows that SRT does not correlate with important wins. But even though Pontin looks like a novice with the bat lately, when it comes to WINNING, I think a quarter of Pontin is better than 10 Tendulkars! Pad up Mr Potin!

  • Harmony111 on May 24, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    @Amogh Mathure: Talking about big matches, no matches are bigger than WC matches. TWICE Sachin has been the top scorer in WCs and once he has been the 2nd top scorer. His WC aggregate is a record, his single WC aggregate is a record, his WC 100s tally is a record and you are telling me he is not a big match player?

    Ppl like you read god knows what kind of rubbish and then make such statements.

    Talking of BIG MATCHES such as Tournament Finals, SRT has played 40 Finals in his life and avgs 54 with 6 100s & 10 50s while the so called BIG MATCH player Ponting has played 41 Finals and avgs a paltry 38 with 2 100s & 7 50s.

    In fewer matches Sachin has scored more runs, more 100s, more 50s, more 4s & 6s at a faster SR.

    Undoubtedly you will still say that Sachin is not a BIG MATCH player on the basis some new piece of idiotic reasoning.

    Btw, Sachin's record is similar if we consider Finals + Semi Finals => the usual BIG MATCHES.

    Now you would want to change the def of BIG MATCHES right?

  • elgenioroshan on May 24, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    All you Sachin haters, you are just not cricket lovers. Each and every cricket lover adores Sachin. Maybe you guys have just started watchin cricket. Sachin till 2007 was literally the boss of cricket. He was also awarded the ICC player of the year in 2010 at the age of 37! How many players have received that award at this age? All of you have forgotten the contribution Sachin gave to Indian cricket and now call him "borin old indian" and "not a big match player". We should respect him and encourage him through his dark times. Watch "Sachin the Great" on star cricket and you will see he literally thrashed every bowler in the world especially against the invincible aussies. He is known as master blaster and praised personally by Don bradman(he invited him to lunch in 1997) for a reason. If you don't like him, atleast don't criticize him. Cricinfo plz plz publish.

  • dummy4fb on May 24, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Totally agree with @Amogh Mathure. Time people accepted reality. Sachin was and will not be a big match player.

  • dummy4fb on May 24, 2013, 9:55 GMT

    May be they are looking for sachin's recovery but I don't thing sachin can help them any how in the qualifier. I think sachin's injury will be blessing for them. in order to get rid of a boring old player.

  • VINCYCARDOZ on May 24, 2013, 9:48 GMT

    playing with Munaf, then you will have to agree that MI is playing with 10 players.

  • VINCYCARDOZ on May 24, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Play Ponting drop Malinga.

  • dummy4fb on May 24, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    Fact of the matter is building partnerships at the top order which is not something MI has ever done, ist about complementing your partners strengths, if MI have to win today they need to get Ponting back in the scheme of things, he is a big match player and the experience will stand in good stead. As a captain Rohit seems too tense and does not have Dravids panache or Dhoni's cool approach. I think the balance of the team for MI is dependent on Polly coming good, or Rohit firing in the middle, otherwise its left to Dwayne Smith to come up with a extraordinary knock or Karthik to do the needful. SRT's presence or absence will not make a huge difference.