Last Update on: November 23rd, 2017 at 11:52 am
Showcasing his immense potential, Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, picked up five wickets in the Cooch Behar Trophy Under-19 match while playing for Mumbai against Madhya Pradesh. The left-arm pacer achieved the feat in the second innings of the match when Mumbai had taken the lead in the first innings before Arjun rain riot against Madhya Pradesh’s top-order in the second innings. Arjun’s spell, however, did not inspire Mumbai to a win as the match ended in a draw.
Mumbai had scored 506 in reply to Madhya Pradesh’s first innings total of 361. In the second innings, Madhya Pradesh were all out 411 with Arjun dismissing the top four batsmen and the Madhya Pradesh no.9 to complete his fifer.
Arjun had recently grabbed the headlines when he bowled in the nets to the Indian team when the players were readying themselves to face Trent Boult for the limited overs series against New Zealand. He had also bowled to England batsmen at Lord’s while they were preparing for a series against South Africa and had injured Jonny Bairstow with a toe-crushing yorker.
Well, expectations are sky high from Arjun for the Tendulkar tag he carries with his name. However, Sachin had once said that Arjun does carry excessive pressure of being his son.
“Unfortunately, he has the excess baggage of his surname and I know that is going to be there,” he had said before adding: “It is not easy for him. For me, it was different as my father was a writer and nobody questioned me on cricket. I feel that my son should not be compared to me and should be judged for who he is. I am not interfering in his career because I think it is not fair. He has to have freedom to express himself. I can guide him. Not on a regular basis, but when I feel that he needs to be told something, then I do. I don’t take his class every evening when he comes back home. I do not want to lecture, but let him enjoy the game and fall in love with cricket, which he is (doing). I have told him things about hard work like any father would.”
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