We will try and keep Mumbai flying high: Jayasuriya

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Mumbai, Apr 16 (UNI) Former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya is looking forward to play with Sachin Tendulkar in the upcoming Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament for the Mumbai Indians team, whose first match is on Sunday.

''I am very happy that I will play with Sachin Tendulkar. Besides I will get an opportunity to start the innings with him,'' Sri Lanka's former skipper said, with a chuckle to mediapersons here today.

''I got the first opportunity to play with Sachin during a charity match in England. Now IPL has given me another opportunity to play with him,'' he stated.

When asked about how he felt playing with youngsters at the age of 38, Jayasuriya shot back, ''I am still a young player both on and off the field.'' The Lankan hero said his team Mumbai Indians was all prepared for the IPL.

''We know our strengths and weaknesses. We are also preparing to counter the opponents in every match. We will try to keep Mumbai flag high,'' he said.

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