Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s son has made a statement with his brilliant last over against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma handed Arjun the final over tasking the 23-year-old to defend 20 runs. Arjun impressed one and all by conceding only five runs.

Though several fans and cricket experts heaped praise on Arjun, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes Arjun might need to make changes in his bowling action, otherwise, his pace could be a major issue in the future.

“Arjun is in the initial stage of his career. He has to do a lot of hard work. His alignment is not that good to generate enough pace,” Latif said on his YouTube channel.

“If a good biomechanical consultant guides him, maybe Arjun can add some pace to his bowling. It’s quite a touchy subject, coaching and changing a player. Sachin could have done that himself. However, he relied on domestic cricket for that. Your base has to be strong. When Arjun is landing, he is going out instead of coming in. His balance is not that good, and that is hugely impacting his pace. However, he is still in the initial stage. He can increase his pace upto 135kmph. Moreover, he is a good batter. Hopefully, he can be a good player in the next two to three years,” the former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman further added.