I have added pace and variations to my bowling: Dhawal Kulkarni

Kulkarni, who picked up five for 33 in the semi-final against the Services to pilot Mumbai into the summit clash, also credited senior teammate Sachin Tendulkar for the tips he gave.

updated: February 04, 2013 17:42 IST
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Mumbai: Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai's pace spearhead Dhawal Kulkarni has said ahead of his maiden five-day Irani Cup clash against the Rest of India that he has added a few yards to his pace and a few variations too, which have worked well for him this season.

"I have worked more on my fitness, worked hard in the nets. The aim before the season was to bowl at a consistent pace which was not there earlier and I worked on that. I wanted to increase pace and that's what I did," said the 24-year-old bowler who picked up a match-winning nine for 56 in the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra.

Mumbai rode on the youngster's haul and a century by experienced opener Wasim Jaffer on a bouncy pitch to thump Saurashtra by an innings for their 40th title.

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