28 Feb 2012

Levi signs for IPL

6:17 am on 28 February 2012

It didn't take long for the Indian Premier League to take notice of the South African batsman Richard Levi.

Levi, who hit a record century in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand last week, has signed a one-year deal to play for the Mumbai Indians in this year's edition of the Indian Premier League.

Levi says he's delighted to join the Mumbai Indians as he'll have the opportunity to play alongside his hero, Sachin Tendulkar.

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.