Sachin Tendulkar shares adorable pictures with ‘SONshine’ Arjun from Abu Dhabi
During the IPL 2021 auction, MI bought Arjun Tendulkar for his base price INR 20 lakh.
Updated - Sep 21, 2021 8:17 pm
While Sachin Tendulkar played several match-winning knocks for Mumbai Indians during his playing days, he’s serving the franchise in a different role in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Ahead of the UAE leg, the cricket legend joined the team as a mentor and would be determined to take the side to glory. It has to be noted that Sachin’s son Arjun Tendulkar is also a part of the Mumbai Indians camp.
During the IPL 2021 auction, the Mumbai-based franchise bought the junior Tendulkar for his base price INR 20 lakh. Hence, it would be interesting to see what the father-son duo fare for the five-time champions. Meanwhile, on Tuesday (September 21), Sachin took to Instagram and shared a couple of adorable pictures with Arjun. In the snaps, the Tendulkars can be seen enjoying a gala time at a beach in Abu Dhabi.
“With my SONshine! #beach #sea #fatherson #abudhabi,” Sachin captioned the post. The comment section got flooded in no time as fans were overwhelmed seeing the legendary cricketer having fun with his son. Sachin’s daughter also reacted with red-heart emojis.
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Arjun Tendulkar yet to make debut for Mumbai Indians
Meanwhile, the Junior Tendulkar is a bowling all-rounder. The left-arm pacer is known to move the ball at a decent pace. He’s also a handy batsman lower down the order. Hence, it would be interesting to see how MI will utilize him in the ongoing competition. For the unversed, Arjun has warmed the benches in the first eight matches of the competition. With all-rounders like Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham, and Krunal Pandya in ranks, the youngster isn’t either likely to take the field in the remaining matches.
Speaking of Mumbai Indians, the defending champions have blown hot and cold in the competition. They won four of their first eight games and would like to enhance their performance going forward. Meanwhile, they couldn’t kick-start the UAE leg on the grand note, suffering a 20-run defeat against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings.
The five-time IPL winners failed to chase down 157 in Dubai and registered their fourth defeat of the season. Nevertheless, MI have a knack of bouncing back in the second half and all other teams must be aware of the fact.