"I am absolutely delighted that Mumbai Masters have got the players they wanted. Lee Chong Wei has been the No. 1 player for a few years now and it is not easy to maintain the ranking since there are so many new players coming through every year," Gavaskar said in a statement.

"His speed is incredible and there is no doubt that he is the fastest player on court. It is going to be a great thrill to be able to watch him in action," he added.

Commenting on the shuttlers acquired by the Mumbai team, including three-time All England champion Tine Baun of Denmark, Gavaskar said, "Tine Baun has shown what tenacity and perseverance can do. There is no one who works harder than her and it shows in her results."

(Agencies)

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