Mumbai Indians, owned by Reliance, have started ticket sales for their home league matches. Mumbai Indians is captained by India’s little master Sachin Tendulkar.
Mumbai will see two matches – one, at the famous Wankhede stadium at Churchgate, and the other at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Sachin Tendulkar is the pride of Mumbai – and Mumbaikars turn up to watch Sachin play without fail. So, one can expect a massive turnout for the two matches.
The first match of the Mumbai Indians IPL team will be against the Bangalore Royal Challengers, captained by Rahul Dravid at the Wankhede Stadium on April 20, 2008. The Bangalore Royal Challengers team is owned by liquor baron, airline magnate and F1 team owner Vijay Mallya. The second match will be on April 27, 2008, Mumbai Indians vs Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers, captained by VVS Laxman.
Expect a publicity blitz for Mumbai Indians in the coming days. Hritik Roshan has been appointed rband ambassador for the Mumbai Indians teams, and he will feature in a promotional video campaign. There will be a Hindi song “Duniya Hila Denge Hum (Let’s rock the world)”, but at this moment, we are unclear if this will be the tam anthem of the Mumbai Indians, or just a song.
For Mumbaikars, the ticket prices would range from Rs 250-500 all the way up to Rs 3000-5000 for the first match. For the second match, ticket prices would range from Rs 200-400 to Rs 1000.
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar sounded confident at the launch of Mumbai Indians in March. However, ever since, he has been low-key. Now that the India – South Africa test series is over, IPL publicity and momentum should pick up, and I guess we would be seeing a lot more of Sachin Tendulkar and the Mumbai Indians brand ambassador, Hritik Roshan.