Arjun Tendulkar is son of Sachin Tendulkar, who is widely known as the God of cricket and a name which is hitched to every cricket fanatic’s tongue round the globe. The star boy isn’t making to the headlines because he is Sachin’s son but now his own perseverance and competence has brought him success all the way. On 25th June 2018, Arjun was at London where he trained with team India, the team had its first training session and he was a part of it. He bowled to Kohli’s men in the net and has been famed for fast bowling, unlike his Super Father.
Here he received “words of wisdom” from Indian coach Ravi Shastri, which would definitely guide him in his cricketing career. Arjun has made his way to the U-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka that would take place in July. He would return to India soon as he has to undergo an U-19 camp taking place at National Cricket Academy under the guidance of WV Raman and Sanath Kumar ahead of Sri Lanka tour. However Arjun has only made his way to 2 four-day matches in Lanka and couldn’t land in for 5 match ODI squad.
To ace his skills, Arjun has often trained with Indian team and last year, he even bowled to England test team. During the net sessions at Wankhede last year, he bowled to Kohli and his Indian teammates. Arjun was also a part of month long camp held at Dharamsala in April this year for U-19 squad.
Facts about the youngster:
- Arjun made his debut in Harris Shield Tournament in 2011 where his bat couldn’t produce a single run but never did this stop him from chasing his dreams ahead.
- The 18 year young talent is a left-arm fast bowler and lower middle order batsmen
- Arjun regularly seeks training under the expert coach Atul Gaikwad who is a level 3 coach from National Cricket Academy. He has also trained Sachin Tendulkar and has great expertise in his field.
- According to his coach, he can manage the pace of 135km/h vonsistently which is great for his age
- Last year in September, Arjun was selected for one day match for JY Lele invitational tournament, U-19 squad
- He has also represented Mumbai in U-19, U-16 and U-14 teams. During 2017-18 Cooch Behar Trophy, he took 19 wickets in 5 matches and 2 five-wicket haul for Mumbai U-19, which stunned everyone
- He was a part of MCC squad that played 2 matches against Namibia in England. He picked up 4 wickets to stop Namibia at 49 runs
- He names his idols as- Mitchell Starc, Australian left arm pacer and Ben Stokes, England All rounder.
- He has been rewarded for consistency
People may think that being son of Legendary Cricketer, he might get undue advantages in his career but a statement from his bowling coach clears it all
“Arjun will be treated like any other member of U-19 Cricket team” – Sanath Kumar