Brett Lee has said that he has been super impressed by Arjun Tendulkar despite his poor showing against PBKS recently. The MI pacer conceded 31 runs in his third and final over of the day.
- Arjun Tendulkar ended up with figures of 1/48 in his 3 overs vs PBKS
- Brett Lee said that he had been super impressed by Arjun
- Brett Lee urged Arjun to shut out the outside noise and back himself
By PosterGuy: Australia legend Brett Lee has backed Arjun Tendulkar and said he has been super impressed by the Mumbai Indians pacer, despite his poor outing against Punjab Kings last weekend.
Arjun has been a find for MI this season and the young pacer has delivered for the five-time champions this season. During the win over SRH, Arjun was given the responsibility to bowl the final over of the match and he delivered the win for MI.
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The match against PBKS turned out to be a bad one for the youngster. After trapping Prabhsimran Singh in front of the stumps, Arjun went the distance and ended up with figures of 1/48 in three overs. He conceded 31 runs in an over as Sam Curran and Harpreet Singh took him apart.
However, Lee has offered his backing to Arjun. Speaking to Hindustan Times, the former Aussie pacer said that he had been super impressed by the MI pacer.
“I think he can do all facets. The thing with Arjun Tendulkar is I have been super impressed. I feel he has been in wonderful fine form for the Mumbai Indians. His new-ball bowling is outstanding, he is swinging the ball, he is getting the most swing out of the Mumbai Indians. He is well-suited for the middle overs and with experience he will enjoy bowling at the death overs. I am all praise for him,” said Lee.
Lee also had a piece of advice for Arjun and told him to shut out the noise from outside and back himself.
“People criticise almost everything. He is only 23 years of age and he has got his whole career ahead of him. My advice will be don’t listen to critics. Like his dad had to go through like he misses out and gets a low score…you got to back yourself. He has got some wonderful skills,”
There has been a spotlight on the pace at which Arjun has been bowling, but Lee feels that the MI pacer will improve with time once he gets comfortable bowling in the team environment.
“He can bowl at 140 kph so as soon as he gets comfortable bowling in the team environment, in front of the big lights and big crowd, his pace will increase. I see no issue with his pace. I know how fast he can bowl. He has got all the talent and all the right attributes,” Lee continued.
“So, my advice would be to keep doing what you have been doing and don’t listen to those people who are trying to have a go at him because remember most people who will criticise on social media have never bowled a ball in their life. They are keyboard warriors,”