Mumbai, Apr 1: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday joined Mumbai Indians camp for the upcoming IPL season 5 campaign at their home ground, Wankhede stadium.
Tendulkar recently played during the tour of Australia and then also played in the Asia Cup in bangladesh. After Team India's early exit from Asia Cup, Tendulkar left to London to check on an old toe injury.
Tendulkar, who reached the historic feat of 100 international centuries, will lead MI to clinch the title for the first time in the cash-rich tournament starting on April 4.
MI opening match will be against defending champions Chennai Super Kings, which is led by India captain MS Dhoni, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The preparatory camp is set to conclude on Saturday. The MI squad and the support staff - including mentor cum bowling coach Shaun Pollock, advisor cum fielding coach Jonty Rhodes, head coach Robin Singh, assistant coach Paras Mhambrey and spin bowling coach Maninder Singh - are set to leave for Chennai on Sunday.
Tendulkar played with ease at the nets for half an hour against the bowling of Munaf Patel and RP Singh.
Later, the MI players were split into two teams to play a game, and the senior batsman also batted in the practice match held under lights.