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From policeman to world class athlete to elite coach

Dream big, go for it, and enjoy the bumpy ride!

Shane Bond is a current cricket coach with the Mumbai Indians - the most famous franchise cricket team.

After joining the police in 1999, Shane whilst working, was selected for the BLACKCAPS and spent the next 9 years playing as a professional for his country as well as teams all over the world. He suffered numerous injuries and setbacks but overcame these to become a top three rated bowler in the world in all formats. He was involved in the changing of cricket to the professional game and was banned from playing for New Zealand after signing to play in a rebel league that led to the advent of the Indian Premier League.

Post cricket, he completed and MBA and began a career in coaching. He was part of the BLACKCAPS team that reached their first World Cup final and 2015 and was headhunted by the Mumbai Indians. Eight seasons later and four championships under his belt he will lead the MI Emirates franchise in the newly established Emirates League in 2023.

From a working-class background and attending Papanui High School, Shane dreamt of two things, becoming a policeman and playing cricket for New Zealand. He gave up on the former, a victim of his own laziness and work ethic. He turned this around to achieve his second dream at the age of 26.

Shane played 120 international matches for Zealand had set numerous records for his country. During this time, he spent two years out after undergoing back surgery, the first to use this type of procedure, that has now been performed on many international bowlers from both home and abroad. He retired a month before his 35th birthday.

As well as the BLACKCAPS, Shane has coached both Central Districts, Canterbury and New Zealand ‘A’. He went to a World Cup with the WHITE FERNS and coached England during their 2018 Ashes tour to Australia. He has worked in the BBL with the Brisbane Heat as an assistant and led the Sydney Thunder for three years.

His current Mumbai Indians team is owned by the Ambani family, one of the wealthiest in the world and has had such players as Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Trent Boult. He has many stories and anecdotes from his times on tour!!

Shane has been married to Tracey for 20 years and they have three children, two daughters 18 and 16 and a 14-year-old, cricketing son.

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