Mumbai, Apr 30: Ahead of the Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals match, which will be the 1000th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar expressed his happiness at this astonishing milestone reached by the league in its 16-year-old history, saying that the tournament has allowed youngsters to dream big.
The 42nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday will be the 1000th match of this cash-rich league, making this another landmark in the rich and decorated history of the tournament. In a video posted by the official Twitter handle of IPL, Sachin said, “1000th game. Wow. The time has flown by so quickly. Big congratulations to BCCI. It is a huge achievement. More so when you see how the tournament has grown in stature. I remember in 2008 it was the first season, I was a part of it and now I am here in a different capacity. It is always a pleasure to be a part of the tournament. It is by far the biggest tournament in the world, it has given so many opportunities to cricketers in India and the world. It is a tournament which has allowed youngsters to dream big.”