PC: The Quint

Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond will no longer hold the post of Mumbai Indians bowling coach and will part ways, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise announced on Wednesday, October 18. Bond expressed his gratitude to the players he has worked with over the years and the many memories he has made with the team.

For the last eight years, Bond has been serving as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians and has played a key role in the development of talented players like Jasprit Bumrah, Aakash Madhwal, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Alzarri Joseph, Arshad Khan, and many others. Under his guidance, the franchise has achieved remarkable success by winning four IPL trophies.

Additionally, the former Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler lauded the Ambani family for providing him the opportunity to work with exceptionally talented cricketers.

"I would like to thank the Ambani family for the opportunity to be a part of the MI One family for the last nine seasons. It has been an incredible experience with so many great memories on and off the field," Bond was quoted as saying on the official website. I have been fortunate enough to work with them and have strong relationships with many great people, both players and staff. I will miss them all and wish them all the best for the future. Finally a big thank you to MI for their support Thanks to the platoon also, "

In Bond's final season with the five-time champions, they showed marked improvement compared to their last-place finish in the 2022 edition. Although they fell short in the playoffs against the mighty Gujarat Titans, their performance was commendable. Bond's journey with Mumbai Indians began in 2015, and that year saw the franchise triumph. After this, they strengthened their dominance by winning titles in 2017, 2019 and 2020.