Ideally, the performer of the day is made available to the media at the end of the day’s play. On Day One, RoI’s Murali Vijay did so after scoring a fine century.
There was no particular reason from the Mumbai team management for Tendulkar’s no-show. He didn’t take the field after Mumbai were bowled out with over 15 minutes of play remaining either. Tendulkar last spoke to the media after Mumbai won its 40th Ranji Trophy title at the same venue a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t take any questions.
Tendulkar staying away from the media was brought up on the last tour of Australia and a journalist even questioned Virender Sehwag about the issue, to which Sehwag reportedly replied: “He (Tendulkar) never gives interviews before, during or after a series. He only comes to the media when he scores runs. If he scores a 100 or more he comes in and handles the media.” Tendulkar did score a hundred yesterday!