Shane Bond, the bowling coach for the Mumbai Indians, has said that he would concentrate on getting Arjun Tendulkar’s speed up, which is presently hovering around 130 kph.
Against Gujarat Titans on Tuesday, Tendulkar junior made a strong return after being destroyed for 48 runs, including 31 in one over against Punjab Kings four days before. He finished the game with stats of 1/9 in two overs.
“After what occurred in the last game, he certainly fared well tonight. In the presence of a sizable crowd, entering the Colosseum is never simple. At the post-game press conference, Bond remarked, “He performed all that was expected of him today. We will work on increasing his speed, but he did all that was asked of him today.
Arjun, a left-arm seamer, finally made his IPL debut on April 16 at the same stadium where his father played his last international encounter. Aside from the match against Punjab Kings, Arjun has managed to impress with his bowling.
Arjun bowled the first and third overs in his maiden game of his career against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. He came back with the scores 2-0-17-0. He then bowled the last over, allowing only four runs for one wicket as Sunrisers Hyderabad needed 20 runs to win.
“It includes a number of factors. We’re not taking the necessary action. We have rather straightforward plans. Observe how we bowled there. We were struck and quickly made some adjustments.
When we are on the defensive during challenging run chases, it is unfortunate when we are unable to identify plans, said Bond.
“Like in the previous game, I believe the score was 100/4, and after that we simply gave out free stuff. As soon as we allowed guys to score runs, (David) Miller and (Abhinav) Manohar grabbed control of the game.
And from our perspective, it is the frustrating thing. Therefore, we just need to improve our decision-making and implementation. In a nutshell, it was a trying day for us,” he said.
Bond said that while bowling, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, and Rashid Khan took use of the Narendra Modi Stadium’s features to create pressure on the MI batsmen.
“The only strategy while pursuing 208 is to keep moving forward. We attempted to be calm as the ball swung in a new direction. Look at the manner Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya bowled; they didn’t give us free balls to smash.
“We had to make an effort to create something. Since they bowled on a wicket and did the same to RR, the score at the conclusion of the powerplay reflected this, he remarked.
“The opening six overs were challenging for both sides as the dew factor made it harder for the bowling team to bowl. We were attempting to prevent more harm to our run rate, which decreased significantly tonight.