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Arjun Tendulkar and Co. floor Railways in Cooch Behar U19 tournament

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a double ton while Abhimanyu Vashishtha bagged a eight-wicket haul for Mumbai.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar bowls in the nets. (Photo Source: Twitter)

18-year-old Arjun Tendulkar scalped four wickets against Railways in the Cooch Behar Trophy (Under-19) inter-state cricket tournament. Mumbai found themselves in a dominating position after Yashasvi Jaiswal (218) and Abhimanyu Vashishtha (8/30) stepped up their game at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana. Mumbai were bowled out for 389 on the opening day of the match.

Railway’s innings folded for 150 courtesy Vashistha’s eight-wicket haul. Following on, Railways ended the day on 124/7, still needing 115 runs to make Mumbai bat again. Tendulkar was impressive and hardly gave any lollies to the opposition.

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Arjun in the spotlight

Tendulkar junior has been in the spotlight for some time now. He has rubbed shoulders with many of the former greats and has been a part of practice sessions. He has bowled to the English team at Lord’s nets and has spent quality time with the Indian side as well. Earlier this year, former Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath spoke about the promising youngster.

On knowing that Sachin’s son is a pacer, McGrath was pleasantly surprised and was eager to meet him.”Sachin’s (Tendulkar) son? How old is he now (17), similar age to my son. I haven’t seen him bowl yet and keen to see how he goes, but he must do Ok. When the MRF (pace academy) started, one of the first guys to come along was Sachin,” McGrath told reporters.

“Sachin wanted to be a fast bowler. Is his son taller than Sachin (reporters say yes), so that might help him. But that’s good to see and they have the love for the game. Sachin always wanted to be a fast bowler,” said McGrath, who is well known for his accuracy.

Brief scores:

Mumbai U-19, first innings- 389 all out in 93 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 218, Sidak Singh 63; R.A. Khan 4/71)

Railways U-19, first innings- 150 all out in 42.3 overs (V.P. Lande 44, V.B. Choudhary 43; Abhimanyu Vashishtha 8/30, Tanush Kotian 2/33)

Railways U-19, second innings- 124/7 in 37 overs (V.P. Lande 34, Sanket P. 38; Arjun Tendulkar 4/36).

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