‘He has to work on his batting and fielding’: Shane Bond reveals why Arjun Tendulkar

Written by Abhishek Patil

The recently concluded 2022 season of the Indian Premier League was a forgetful one for the five-time champions, Mumbai Indians. For the first time in 15 years, the Mumbai-based side finished in the last position in the league table and were only able to win four out of the 14 matches. During the course of the season, the Mumbai Indians tried as many as 21 different players out of the 24 they had in their squad in 2022. But one player who still couldn’t find a place in the playing XI was Arjun Tendulkar.

The son of legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar was signed for Rs 30 lakhs in the 2022 mega auction but failed to debut.

And following a disappointing season, MI’s bowling coach, Shane Bond, in a recent interview, reveals that the 22-year-old Arjun needs to put in a lot of training and hard work to improve his batting and fielding.

“He’s got some work to do. When you are playing for a team like Mumbai, it’s like one thing to make the squad, but to make the playing eleven is another. He’s still got a lot of development to do. There is a great deal of work to be done. It is one thing to try everyone out to play, but in the end, when you play at this level, there’s that fine line between giving everyone a game but also you have to earn your spot. And he’s still got some work to do on his batting and fielding in particular, and hopefully he can make those progressions and earn his spot in the team” he said.

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