Wishes are pouring in for former New Zealand pacer

New Delhi [India]June 7 (ANI): The Cricket fraternity made wishes for former New Zealand pacer and current Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond, who turned 47 today.

“Congratulations, Shane Bond! 100 international appearances, 259 wickets. His average of 21.37 is the best of any New Zealand bowler who has at least 20 wickets!” tweeted ICC on their official account.

Mumbai Indians also wished him on Twitter.

“The name is Bond…birthday boy Bond!” “Paltan, join us in wishing our bowling coach Shane Bond a very happy birthday!” MI tweeted on their official account.

The Christchurch native only made 120 appearances for New Zealand, but his influence on the game has left him in the category of brilliant cricketers.

He scalped 259 wickets in his nearly 10-year international career that ended in 2010 after the completion of the 2010 T20 World Cup. Bond had said he was unwilling to compromise on his own standards to extend his career.

Pacer scalped a total of 87 wickets averaging 22.09 in 18 Tests, 147 at 20.88 in 82 ODIs and 25 at 21.72 in 20 T20Is.

6/23, was Bond’s best ever spell against Australia in CWC 2003, where he took out the entire top order and helped his team win.

Bond is the 4th fastest bowler to take 100 ODI wickets and currently leads the talented group of bowlers at the 5-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians. (ANI)

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