Sachin Tendulkar ‘s premature retirement sparks Mumbai Indian collapse and Chennai Superkings win in IPL-3

April 8, 2010

The hot humid Chennai weather beat Sachin Tendulkar ‘s Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Superkings notched up a crucial win in a IPL-3 T20 league match

Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians 141/9(Sachin Tendulkar 45) lost to Chennai Superkings 165/3 off 20 overs

The Mumbai Indians bowlers did a good job of keeping the Chennai Superkings down to just 165 runs in the IPL-3 T20 league cricket match

Harbhajan Singh and Pollard of the Mumbai Indians bowled an impeccable line to keep the Chennai Superkings down to just 165 runs off 20 overs

Opening for the Chennai Superkings vs the Mumbai Indians IPL-3 cricket team, Mathew Hayden plays Harbhajan Singh gingerly almost with kid gloves as if Harbhajan is tossing dynamites at him rather than innocuous off spinners. Obviously, Hayden,the Chennai Superkings opener, seems to fear ace Mumbai Indians spinner Harbhajan Singh’s victory run so much that he would rather pat Harbhajan’s balls back to him or tap them to cover, rather than see Harbhajan running around in celebration

The Chennai Superkings managed to notch up a score of 165 runs against the Mumbai Indians after some mild hitting by Dhoni and Badrinath. It did seem at the half way stage that the Mumbai Indians would notch up an easy win against the Chennai Superkings

Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan of the Mumbai Indians provided their customary good start against the Chennai Superkings in the IPL-3 T20 cricket match

Shikhar Dhawan has been an able opening partner for Sachin Tendulkar and soon the Mumbai Indians were off to their customary good start against the Chennai Superkings. The Mumbai Indians were 46/0 after just 6 overs against the Chennai Superkings as the Chennai bowlers were awed by Sachin Tendulkar ‘s batting as usual

After Shikhar Dhawan ‘s wicket, the Mumbai Indians slowed down a bit, but it was really the Chennai heat and not the Chennai Superkings that had the final say

The Chennai heat sapped the Mumbai Indians’ captain Sachin Tendulkar ‘s energy and Sachin had to leave the field at a crucial period against the Chennai Superkings IPL-3 cricket team

Sachin Tendulkar did fail the Chennai heat or the “Dean Jones” test, albeit at the age of 37, as the hot and humid weather in Chennai meant that Sachin was dehydrated and couldnt continue. This was a crucial period of play, as the Mumbai Indians were just starting to accelerate, chasing a smallish Chennai Superkings score

The Mumbai Indians have been pampered by a dominant Sachin Tendulkar in earlier IPL-3 cricket matches and the Chennai Superkings took advantage of that

The Mumbai Indians are so used to a splendid start and finish by Sachin that they appeared shocked by Sachin Tendulkar ‘s exit from the crease. Soon enough, the Mumbai Indians had lost seven wickets against the Chennai Superkings bowlers and Sachin Tendulkar had to limp back to the crease despite suffering from dehydration

Sachin Tendulkar was too tired to have an impact on the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Superkings game any longer and the Mumbai Indians folded up meekly despite Harbhajan Singh ‘s late surge

And the winner of the Mumbai Indians vs the Chennai Superkings cricket match is .. the Chennai weather!


One Response to “Sachin Tendulkar ‘s premature retirement sparks Mumbai Indian collapse and Chennai Superkings win in IPL-3”

  1. Kaushik on April 9th, 2010 8:40 pm

    Quite funny, but lame :-)

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