Simarjeet Singh replaces injured Arjun Tendulkar in the MI squad

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The Mumbai Indians (MI) have named Simarjeet Singh as a replacement for the injured Arjun Tendulkar for the remainder of their 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Arjun Tendulkar, who did not play a single match for MI in IPL 2021, was bought at the auction for his base price of 20 lakh INR. The official website of MI informed that Simarjeet, a right-arm middle-fast bowler, has started training with the team after completing the mandatory quarantine according to IPL guidelines.

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Simarjeet was one of the spare bowls during India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July this year. The 23-year-old has played 10 first-class matches, 19 List A matches and 15 T20s in his career and has claimed a total of 74 wickets.

As for Arjun Tendulkar, the 22-year-old left-arm pacer has only played two T20 matches and has won two wickets so far. His father, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, is a mentor for the MI franchise.

Important not to fail our guard: MI skipper Rohit Sharma after victory over PBKS

MI recorded a much-needed victory on Tuesday, defeating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets in Abu Dhabi. MI had previously tasted defeats against Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore.

At the post-match presentation ceremony after the victory over PBKS, MI skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that the performance will give them a lot of confidence. He said:

“We agree that we did not play to our potential, but it is a long tournament and we have to stick to our plans and reading the situations is very important and we can take a lot of confidence from it. It is important not to lose the guard. ”

Rohit also praised MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who found form with an unbeaten 40 of 30 balls.

“The way he (Hardik) understood the situation was very crucial from a team perspective, it’s important for him to spend time in the middle as he comes back from an injury,” Rohit added.

Rohit admitted it was a tough call to leave Ishan Kishan out, but praised his replacement Saurabh Tiwary, who contributed a crucial 45.

“It’s a tough call (by dropping Ishan Kishan). Saurabh (Tiwary) has played the perfect role today and he has done well in moving around the midfields. We will back him (Ishan Kishan) as he is a very important player for us, ”claimed Rohit.

MI next takes on Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah on Saturday, October 2nd.

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