After an outstanding effort by the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede, the Mumbai Indians’ three-match winning streak was snapped. Arjun Tendulkar became the talk of the town following his 31-run over in the first inning, while Punjab’s Arshdeep Singh received praise for his breath-taking death-bowling feats. Sam Curran’s Punjab Kings battled in the first half of their first innings, but the visitors gained the upper hand in the second half of the first innings thanks to Arjun Tendulkar’s costly 15th over, in which he allowed 31 runs to be scored. Mark Boucher, the head coach of the Mumbai Indians, believes that the young player will experience a learning curve in the match against the Punjab Kings.
“Coming in to bowl towards the tail end at Wankhede where the conditions were favorable for batting will be difficult for him (Arjun). He might have made one or two mistakes with his deliveries since he was under pressure, but he will grow from the experience.
It’s not the end of the world; the IPL is still in its middle, not its early stages, and hopefully he can recover stronger. After Punjab’s victory, Mark Boucher addressed the media in the post-game press conference and assured them that he had the full support of the players and coaching staff in his efforts to recover as quickly as possible.
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In addition, the former South African cricketer supported his captain Rohit Sharma’s choice to bowl the youthful left-arm bowler in the game’s closing stages. Things like this do occur in the shortest format of the game, according to Boucher, but the team is still behind the 23-year-old pacer’s and the skipper’s choice.
“I believe that Rohit, a highly seasoned cricketer, believed he would bowl Arjun in the fourteenth or fifteenth over. At that point in the game, that was a better match-up. You might expect decisions to go your way or not at times. Unfortunately, things did not turn out as he had hoped, and as time has shown, T20 cricket is characterized by its unpredictable matchups.