Sachin Tendulkar will play for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming Champions League T20 tournament.

This will be Tendulkar’s first appearance in competitive cricket in the last 15 weeks.

The last time that Tendulkar had appeared in a competitive cricket match was in this year’s IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He had injured his wrist while batting in that match and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

Later on, the master blaster had to go through an operation in London. He has completely recovered now and has started practicing in the nets.

After the Champions League, Tendulkar has to play some international cricket too. He is expected to be a part of the Indian squad for the test series in South Africa towards the end of this year.

Talking to the reporters recently, Tendulkar said, “Yes, I have gone through surgery because of the injury that I had picked up in IPL this year. I have started training now. In the last one week or so, I have had regular net sessions and I am desperately waiting for the Champions League to start.”

Tendulkar would be playing his 200th test match on the tour of South Africa and he will become the first player in the history of cricket to do that.

No player is even close to Tendulkar as far as test match appearances are concerned. At no. 2 in that list is Steve Waugh who played 168 test matches and retired long back.

Among current players, the South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is closest to Tendulkar with 162 test matches.

Tendulkar had made his debut in test match cricket way back in November 1989 against Pakistan. He was just 16 years of age at that point of time.