Sachin Tendulkar made an appearance at the Wankhede Stadium, scene of his emotional farewell from cricket in November last year, to talk to Mumbai Ranji Trophy team members after they were stunned by Jammu and Kashmir by four wickets in their season opening Group A game.
Seeking their 41st Ranji Trophy title, former champions Mumbai are to open their campaign against Group A minnows Jammu and Kashmir in the first-ever meeting between the two teams in 80 years of the tournament, here Sunday.
Defending champions and hosts West Zone will have a clear edge over strong challengers, East Zone when the two teams meet in the day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited over competition at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
After starring in South Zone's comprehensive 116-run victory with plenty of overs to spare over Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final here on Saturday, century-maker Baba Aparajith said he was not aware the national selectors were watching the game.
Riding on Baba Aparajith's splendid century, South Zone crushed a hapless Central Zone by 116 runs with 13.3 overs to spare in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Saturday.
Mumbai Police on Saturday ordered an inquiry into major security lapse during the swearing-in of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Wankhede Stadium on October 31.
Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government.
As the BJP is set to form the next government in Maharashtra on Friday, industry experts want the new chief minister to expedite the delayed infrastructure projects in the state and revive investment in key sectors by removing bureaucratic bottlenecks.
A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium here on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground.
Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.