The Mumbai Indians have bid farewell to Shane Bond, marking the conclusion of his remarkable nine-year association with the team. This signifies the end of a career adorned with accolades, including four IPL trophies during his tenure as the team’s bowling coach and his role as the head coach of MI Emirates during the inaugural season of ILT20.
Shane Bond, widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of his generation, brought an artistic touch to his craft. His ability to master challenging conditions and deliver exceptional performances made him an asset as a player and a coach.
Reflecting on his time with the Mumbai Indians, Shane Bond expressed his gratitude, saying, “I would like to thank the Ambani family for the opportunity to be part of MI One Family for the last nine seasons. It has been an incredible experience with many great memories on and off the field. I have been lucky enough to work with and have strong relationships with so many great people, both players and staff. I will miss them all and wish them all the best for the future. Finally, thanks to the MI Paltan for their support as well.”
The Mumbai Indians’ team management, players, and staff have bid a fond farewell to Shane Bond. His commitment, strong work ethic, and ability to connect with everyone within the MI family have left an indelible mark.
Shane Bond’s journey with the Mumbai Indians began in 2015 when he assumed the team’s bowling coach role. Under his guidance, the team clinched the IPL title in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. His contribution as a coach stands as a testament to his exceptional coaching abilities, making him one of the most celebrated and decorated coaches in franchise history.
During the inaugural season of ILT20, Bond took on the role of head coach for MI Emirates. His task was to harmoniously blend the experience of international players with the talents of local domestic players, contributing significantly to the team’s overall success.