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Bond describes Indian heat as 'oven'

Sat, May 30, 2015, 03:49 PM
Christchurch, May 30: Former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shane Bond says he feels nice to be back in his country amidst favourable weather after spending a lot of time in the sweltering heat in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"In Kolkata it was like 42-43 degrees leading in the days into the final and 90 per cent humidity, so it was like an oven and then you return home to a frost. It is nice to have a sweatshirt on because I haven't had one on for two months," Bond was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz on Saturday.

The 39-year-old said he has not got anything to do for the next few months until September when he will return to coach Mumbai.

Bond was aware of the responsibilities that come with an IPL deal, having represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a player. The expectations from the Mumbai coaches were huge too after they had a very inactive start to the tourney. Among the first six games, the Rohit Sharma-led side had lost five matches.
Agency: IANS
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