Indian batting great, Sachin Tendulkar, will be able to play for the Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL, after doubts were raised about him participating, due to a toe injury.
Tendulkar, who was in London to attend a medical consultation for his injured toe, was given the green light to play in the tournament, which starts next week.
A Mumbai Indian spokesperson, via a statement, said: “Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar will be joining the in-progress camp at Wankhede Stadium from 31st March 2012 and is fully available for the entire IPL season 5. Sachin, is in (the) UK to consult his doctor and will be back in India to join the camp from 31st March.”
Tendulkar, has been affected by his toe, on and off for the past decade, and was forced to miss the back-to-back ODI series against England last year, when the injury really started to bother him.
However, the spokesperson assured everyone that Tendulkar is in no need of any further medical procedures. “He has gone to London just for consultation (about his toe injury) and is scheduled to be back on March 31. There is no question of any surgery” he said.
Mumbai fans will be thanking their lucky stars for the good news about the record-breaking batsman, who scored his 100th international century in the Asia Cup earlier in the month, and, they will also be hoping that he can lead the franchise to victory in the fifth edition of the tournament.