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Arjun Tendulkar Mocked On Twitter For His Bowling Speed; Fans Call Shahid Afridi Faster Than Mumbai Indians’ Pacer

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Arjun Tendulkar Mocked On Twitter For His Bowling Speed;  Fans Call Shahid Afridi Faster Than Mumbai Indians’ Pacer

Playing in his second match of Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Arjun Tendulkar finally picked his maiden wicket in the tournament. In his debut game vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Tendulkar jr. had bowled only 2 overs, giving away 17 runs. Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma backed the left-arm pacer and picked him for his second successive match in IPL. He responded brilliantly to the challenge, defending 20 off the last over as well as picking up his first wicket of the league. The wicket came in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar that sealed the deal for MI as they registered their third consecutive win of the season.

Arjun mocked for his bowling speed

Arjun, 23, faced brutal trolling for his bowling speed in the match vs SRH. One of the deliveries he bowled was a mere 107.2 kph. That was a slower ball from Arjun but many on social media failed to understand how variations in pace help bowlers pick wickets or at least stop batters from going big. When a fast bowler cuts down on the pace, he or she attempts to trick the batter to play the shot a second or two early, which mostly leads to their fall or a dot.

Not to forget, Arjun also pays the price of having the Tendulkar surname. He is son of the great Sachin Tendulkar and social media scrutinizes his performance. One bad step, and you are roasted on Twitter.

Here’s how Arjun was trolled on social media for his bowling speed

Check out reactions from Netizens as they did not show any mercy on Arjun Tendulkar in the match vs SRH:

Some fans also praised Arjun; check their reactions:

Sachin on Arjun’s first wicket in IPL

Sachin was a proud father when his son defended the 20 runs needed off the last 6 balls. He tweeted: “A superb all-round performance by Mumbai Indians once again. Cameron Green impressed with both bat & ball. Ishan & Tilak’s batting is as good as it gets! The IPL is getting more interesting every day. Great going boys! And finally a Tendulkar has an IPL wicket!”

Speaking on picking is first IPL wicket, Arjun said that he talked about the plans with dad Sachin before the game and that really helped him in his performance. “We (Sachin Tendulkar and him) talk about cricket, we discuss tactics before the game and he tells me to back what I practice every game. I just focused on my release, bowling good lengths and lines upfront. If it swings, it’s a Bonus, if it doesn’t, so be it,” said Arjun.

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