Arjun Tendulkar helped Virat Kohli prepare for Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult ahead of the first ODI. In this video, Arjun can be seen running in fast and bowling to Kohli while the other players sit and watch the contest. India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun gave a few tips to the left-arm pacer. The first ball in the video he bowls is played back to Arjun he fields it on his follow-through. The second one he bowled was driven by the Indian skipper towards covers. It was the third ball that seemed to unsettle Kohli as he could barely flick it towards backward square leg.
Arjun Tendulkar bowling in the nets to Indian batsmen ahead of first ODI at Wankhede Stadium made headlines on October 21. Arjun’s video of bowling a bouncer to Shikhar Dhawan went viral. He troubled the left-handed batsmen with a sharp bouncer. Arjun helped other Indian batsmen as well cope with Boult. Earlier there was only one footage of him bowling two wide deliveries to the Indian skipper. They were also followed by reports that the 18-year-old troubled Rohit Sharma with his bowling. When the ball nipped back into the right-handed batsman it created problems for the opener.
Kohli seemed to have benefited from the preparation as he went on to score a century in the first match despite India losing the match. Kohli had a few problems against left-arm seamers. At first, it was Mohammad Amir, then Jason Behrendorff.
While Kohli made the practice session count, Rohit is still struggling to cope with the left-arm seamers. He has struggled against Amir, Behrendorff and Boult. He got bowled by Boult at Wankhede and did not look comfortable in the second ODI either.
Arjun has been under the spotlight for his bowling speed. India’s legendary player Sachin Tendulkar’s son bowled in nets to Indian women cricketer as well to help them prepare in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final. His bowling speed is in 130s according to the reports. Earlier this year, the video of Arjun bowling a toe-crushing yorker to English batsman Jonny Bairstow went viral. The young lad is expected to be in spotlight whenever he hits the field.