"Have to earn your spot": Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond on Arjun Tendulkar not playing in IPL 2022

Arjun Tendulkar

Arjun Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar's son, was one of the Mumbai Indians' net bowlers during last year's IPL - he has also bowled in the Indian national team's nets - and was the final player to be selected during the accelerated portion of the mega auction.

Arjun Tendulkar was purchased for Rs 30 lakh in the mega auction by Mumbai Indians, but the 22-year-old did not appear in a single game during the just finished season. Many expected that Arjun would make his debut in the second half of the season, when the Mumbai Indians were out of the playoff race, but that was not to be. Arjun still needs to improve "on his batting and fielding, in particular," according to Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond.

He has to work much harder. Making the squad for a side like Mumbai is one thing, but making the playing XI is quite another. Bond told Sportskeeda, "He still has a lot of hard work and development to go.

The trouble is, when you play at this level, you have to walk a narrow line between giving everyone a game and earning your spot. In particular, he has to improve his batting and fielding skills. He continued, "Hopefully, he'll be able to make those improvements and earn a spot on the team."

The Mumbai Indians paid Rs 30 lakh for Arjun Tendulkar in the mega auction. Arjun has only played two T20s in his career, but he has taken two wickets at a 33.50 average. In January of this year, he made his T20 debut for Mumbai against Haryana, and his second T20 game was against Puducherry.

The Mumbai Indians had previously uploaded a video to their YouTube page in which Arjun can be seen cracking his teammate's stumps. The Mumbai Indians finished last in the IPL 2022 points table.

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