Chennai: Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar said he would return for his sides next Indian Premier League match though he had to leave the field after developing weakness while batting against Chennai Super Kings here today.
“I was feeling slightly drained out. I was feeling weak and struggling. I thought rather than throwing my wicket away, I will keep it for later. I didn’t have the strength to hit the ball so I left,” said Tendulkar after his side’s 24-run loss to CSK here.
“Hopefully, I will be ready for the next game,” he said.
Tendulkar’s departure when on 36 in the ninth over led to a batting collapse and even though he returned to the field later he could not save his side from slumping to their second defeat in nine matches.
“I thought Chennai played better cricket than us and deserved to win.