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“Certainly Not A Specialist At Death”, Tom Moody On Arjun Tendulkar

Former Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody suggested that it’s too early to call Arjun Tendulkar a “death-over bowler” after he defended 20 runs in the last over against SRH.

Tom Moody On Arjun Tendulkar

Arjun, who is the son of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, conceded just five runs, scalped his maiden IPL wicket and ended the match with figures of 1/18 in 2.5 overs.

While several current and former cricketers hailed Arjun Tendulkar for keeping his composure in a pressure situation, Tom Moody comes up with his view.

Tom Moody
Tom Moody

“If you assess him purely on execution, he got it right. He got his line right, he bowled the side of the field that he was looking at, he got his length right, he got the number of deliveries close to yorker.

It would’ve put him, as well as Rohit, in enormous pressure, because he (Rohit) wouldn’t have been planning at the beginning of the innings that Arjun Tendulkar was going to be one of his death bowlers,” Moody said during an interaction on a sports media.

However, Moody, who was the coach of SRH when they won the IPL in 2016, feels that Arjun can be used in the middle overs, depending on the situation.

“He has clearly got a role in that side which is to bowl with a new ball, which he has done twice now. I see his role potentially in the middle overs somewhere, if the timing is right. But certainly not a specialist at death. Having said that, he can walk away with that performance holding his head held high. He had tail to bowl to, had 20 runs, but we have seen going that pear-shaped as well. So, he has done well,” he added.

Mumbai Indians currently hold the 6th spot in the IPL 2023 Points Table and will play their next game against Punjab Kings on April 22 in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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