Arjun Tendulkar makes it to India U19, father Sachin is proud
The young left-arm all-rounder has made the cut for the Indian colts.
Published - Jun 8, 2018 9:33 am | Updated - Jun 8, 2018 9:33 am
Being a star kid is never easy. Nobody knows this better in the world of cricket than Arjun Tendulkar. Arjun, the son of legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, is being closely tracked by the media in his cricket career. Every time he does something on the field, or when he does not do anything, he ends up getting a headline. Recently, Arjun made a big jump in his cricketing career.
The youngster was named in the India U19 team for the four-day fixtures to be played in Sri Lanka. Unlike his father Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar is not a batsman. He is a left arm pace bowler who loves to take on the batsmen with his new cherry. Also, he is a handy lower middle-order batsman.
He failed to make it to the limited overs U19 side but has found a place in the longer formats. His father, Sachin Tendulkar, is very proud of the achievement that his son has got. He recently remarked that he fully supports Arjun in the choices that the latter makes in his cricket career. He also rightly pointed out that being selected in the U19 side is a big milestone for Arjun.
“We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” Tendulkar told news agency ANI.
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Not to play under the watchful eyes of Rahul Dravid?
It is worth noting that the U19 and the India A teams are coached by former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid. However, when the U19 team tours Sri Lanka, the India A side is expected to be in England. With this conflict in place, Rahul Dravid can only be at one place at a time. And he is set to be with the India A team. In his absence, WV Raman will be the coach of the U19 team on the tour.
Talking about the performances of Arjun Tendulkar, he had a decent run in Cooch Behar Trophy in which he scalped 18 wickets. He had one five wicket haul – 5/95 against Madhya Pradesh. In the U19 side, will play under the leadership of Delhi’s Anuj Rawat.