Arjun Tendulkar displays his finesse at the historic Bradman Oval
He felt privileged to play on the ground named after the legendary figure.
Updated - Jan 11, 2018 5:35 pm
During the global Twenty20 series on Thursday, the focus of attention was completely on Arjun Tendulkar. For a change, it was the young Tendulkar playing at the historic Bradman Oval. The 18-year-old is off to prove his valour in the game of cricket. Arjun expressed his happiness playing on the ground named after cricketing great Don Bradman. In a country where every batting potential is compared to a Tendulkar, there is no doubt regarding the exceeding expectations from Arjun.
I thought I may be a quick bowler
Arjun Tendulkar was mesmerised as he got the opportunity to play at the Bradman Oval. He felt privileged to play on the ground named after the legend. Further speaking about how his cricketing interest developed, Arjun remarked that he loved bowling fast since childhood.
“I used to play taekwondo, cricket football, swimming and somehow cricket kicked in and everything else took a back seat. I just got stronger, grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren’t many in India.” he was quoted as saying by ABC News.
Role-models & Dad’s advice?
Sachin Tendulkar may be the greatest batsman of his generation. However, when it comes to his son, the youngster possesses a great fast bowling acumen. He looks up to cricketers Mitchell Starc and Ben Stokes as his role models. When asked about any advises he received from his father, Arjun said, “He says just play fearlessly, play for your team, be a team man and give everything you’ve got.”
Arjun Tendulkar admits that he doesn’t feel any pressure regarding his father’s legacy. He indicated that his main aim was to bowl and bat well. He further mentioned his game plan regarding which bowler to go after and which bowler to not, “I don’t take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to.”
Nice to see a young lad with lots of expectation on him come out here
Arjun Tendulkar produced stupendous performances with both the bat and the ball. Opening the batting, he slammed 48 runs from 27 balls. The left arm pacer then picked 4 wickets in 4 overs. Hong Kong batsman Mark Fuzes was amongst the few who got to face him, “I wasn’t out there for long enough to feel too much facing him but it’s good. It’s nice to see a young lad with a lot of expectation on him come out here,” Fuzes was quoted as saying by ABC News.