Mumbai Indians had a bad start to IPL 2023. The team had lost 2 consecutive matches. But since then, the team led by Rohit Sharma has won 3 consecutive matches.
On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home. Arjun Tendulkar bowled amazingly in this match. Rohit Sharma trusted him and handed over the first over, and Arjun gave 6 runs in his first over. 8 runs also came in the second. Arjun gave 14 runs in 2 overs of powerplay. In terms of a new bowler, it would be considered good.
After this, when it was the turn to bowl the last over, Rohit Sharma again expressed confidence in Arjun Tendulkar. Hyderabad needed 20 runs in the last over, and Arjun bowled accurately. Only 2 runs came off the bat in this over. Abdul Samad was run out on the second ball, and Arjun dismissed Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the fifth ball to give Mumbai Indians a 14-run win.
After the match, Arjun Tendulkar said about his bowling, “My plan was to keep the ball outside off so that the batsman would have to try to hit it towards the long boundary. I was absolutely desperate to bowl. I love bowling and am happy to bowl at any time.”
Arjun further stated about his strategy and discussion with his father, “I love bowling. I just try to stick to the team’s plan and give my best. We (Sachin Tendulkar and Arjun) talk about cricket, we discuss strategy before the game, and he tells me to stick to what I practice before every match. I just focus on my release, good length. I just focused on my release and bowled a good length and line. If it swings, it’s a bonus; if it doesn’t, it’s okay.”
Talking about the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Mumbai scored 192 runs after the end of 20 overs. Cameron Green played a brilliant inning of 64 runs in 40 balls. In this inning, he hit six fours and two sixes. In response, Mayank Agarwal (48 runs) and Heinrich Klaasen (36 runs) tried to take their team closer to the target, but both could not win their team.