Tendulkar inaugurates Mumbai Ranji team~~s camp

Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar today formally inaugurated the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team's camp at the Wankhede Stadium here and then had a three-hour practice session with his teammates.

Tendulkar, who is to get back to competitive cricket on October 10 at Mohali on the opening day of the N K P Salve Challenger Series after a four-month lay-off following his elbow surgery, batted for twenty minutes against pace as well as spin bowlers.

Earlier, he had a lengthy fielding drill and also had a stint with the ball. In all he was at the ground for three hours practising with the probables named by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Tendulkar had practiced yesterday too with his Mumbai mates after having gone through light net sessions at the MIG Club closer to his residence in suburban Bandra whenever he got a chance to do so during the monsoon season.

The champion batsman has been included in the India Seniors team, to be led by Sourav Ganguly, in the Challenger Series.

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