Arjun Tendulkar’s involvement in the Mumbai Indians setup is evaluated by Tom Moody. Gujarat Titans won by 55 runs over Mumbai Indians.
Arjun Tendulkar was not brought back into the attack in Mumbai Indians’ penultimate match against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, after giving only nine runs in his first two overs. Former Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody made a huge remark on Arjun, calling him an extra bowler in the playing XI and justifying why Rohit Sharma didn’t give him the ball after the powerplay.
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The 23-year-old gave up 31 runs in the 16th over as Sam Curran and Harpreet Singh wrecked havoc. As a result, it’s possible that skipper Rohit Sharma resorted to Cameron Green in the final overs against GT. However, the Australia international gave up 39 runs in two overs at a strike rate of 19.50 as Gujarat scored 207 runs.
Despite the fact that Green leaked a lot of runs, Moody argued that the decision to give him the ball at the end was correct since he is an international bowler and Arjun is not.
“There is no certainty that the third over will be met. Even the finest bowlers, the most experienced bowlers… when you get greedy and think, ‘let’s just try and get that extra over,’ they get lined up more frequently than not.
“Tendulkar did an excellent job. He is, once again, a sub beneficiary. He’s the backup bowler. Furthermore, the additional bowler is not required to complete four (overs). He has made an important contribution at the top, taking a wicket and allowing nine runs. When the cows come home, you can’t say, “Oh, he should’ve bowled the death over instead of Green!” Green is the international bowler, and he has bowled horribly,” ESPNCricinfo’s Moody said.
Meanwhile, Mumbai’s batters failed to live up to expectations in the chase. In the second over of the innings, skipper Rohit Sharma walked back to the pavilion, while players like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tim David couldn’t do any damage. Mumbai eventually scored only 152 runs and lost the game by 55 runs. As a result, they stay seventh in the IPL Points Table, while Gujarat moved up to second.