Masterblaster Sachin Tendulkar’s 21-year-old son Arjun, a promising left-handed fast bowler, made his debut for the senior Mumbai T20 team during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Friday (January 15). Arjun’s presence in the senior team now qualifies him to play in the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mumbai, not in great form having lost both of their opening matches, will play Haryana at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in a Group E clash.
Arjun has already played for India U-19 and Mumbai U-19 teams. He played for the Mumbai U-19 side for the first time in 2017 and then played for the national India U-19 team the next year. Arjun has also played a Test against Sri Lanka in 2018 as part of India’s Youth Test team. He was a part of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Young Cricketers squad in the Second Eleven Championship in England.
Arjun Tendulkar was recently selected to the Mumbai senior squad along with another pacer Krutik Hanagavadi. The selection was made by the Salil Ankola-led selection committee, after the BCCI permitted a total of 22 players to be selected.
Mumbai have lost both their opening matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. An aggressive Kerala team got the better of Mumbai in the last encounter at the Wankhede Stadium two days back.