Cricket

Levi snapped up by Mumbai

2012-02-27 12:19
Richard Levi (File)
Cape Town - Richard Levi has signed a one-year deal to play for the Mumbai Indians in the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League. His contract was confirmed on Monday by his agent, Arthur Turner.

An excited Levi said he was delighted to join Mumbai Indians because he would have the opportunity to play alongside his hero, Sachin Tendulkar.

“I have heard from friends that Mumbai Indians is like an extended family where the team shares a great bond and trusts youngsters,” he said. “Sachin Tendulkar has been a childhood hero and it will be exciting to share the dressing room with him.”

Levi becomes available for the Mumbai franchise once he completes his commitments to the Cape Cobras in the MiWay T20 Challenge.

His next commitment for the Proteas is only likely to be in June when the national squad travels to Zimbabwe for a five-match series.

Levi was overlooked at the recent IPL auction but his profile has increased dramatically when he hit a world record 13 sixes and also made the fastest T20 International century of all time (51 balls) for the Proteas on their current tour of New Zealand.

He has also shown outstanding form for the Cobras in both domestic T20 an 50 overs cricket during the past two seasons.
 

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