Tendulkar to continue playing IPL

“It has been a very special tournament for us, barring today. Most likely I will be playing next year as well. It has been fun playing in the IPL. I have enjoyed a lot. I have always enjoyed playing cricket,” Tendulkar said after his side lost by 22 runs to Chennai Super Kings in the IPL III summit clash here.

Tendulkar said poor fielding has cost his side dear in the grand finale at the DY Patil Stadium, although their slow beginning in the run-chase was also to be blamed.
“A couple of important catches cost us. There is a saying that catches win matches. The start in the run-chase also was not up to the mark. We could have accelerated a little bit more,” he said. “Towards the end, Kieron Pollard came in with a fine effort but it was a bit late. We tried hard to accelerate the run-rate but it was one of those days when things did not click,” he added.

Tendulkar also thanked the franchise owner, support staff, his team-mates and the crowd for their support. “I want to thank all the Mumbai Indians supporters. It’s been a terrific journey,” he said.

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