Twitter Reactions: Arjun Tendulkar takes maiden IPL wicket, helps Mumbai Indians win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Left arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar took his maiden scalp in IPL on the last ball of his three-over spell against SRH on Tuesday, April 18.

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Arjun Tendulkar (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

As the world witnessed another last-over finish in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023, Mumbai Indians (MI) continued their winning spree with a third consecutive victory in Match No. 25 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, April 18. Meanwhile, Arjun Tendulkar, who made his debut in MI's previous outing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), finally picked his maiden wicket in the marquee tournament with the dismissal of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 

Mumbai were invited to bat first by the hosts at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, and Rohit Sharma's batters took complete advantage of the batter-friendly track and put up a mammoth 192/5 on the board. Cameron Green top scored for MI, where he started slow, but slowly accelerated his inning towards the death to take the team to a strong total. 

Similar to their previous game, Arjun opened the bowling attack for the Mumbai-based franchise. He bowled two overs in the powerplay and conceded just 14 runs to restrict Hyderabad to 42/2, at the end of the powerplay. His first spell brought Hyderabad batters under immense pressure as they failed to hit big shots and also lost early wickets in an attempt to up the ante. 

After that, SRH could never really make a comeback as their batters kept falling prey to MI's tight bowling at regular intervals. Keeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen did try to lift the momentum by pelting experienced Piyush Chawla for two fours and two maximums in the 14th over, however, the bowler had the last laugh as the South African was caught in the deep by Tim David.

With Markram's side still needing 20 runs to win off the last over, the MI skipper gave the ball in the hands of Arjun to defend the same with tailenders batting at the crease. The 23-year-old did not disappoint while giving away just four runs. On the fifth ball of the over, he bowled a full-length delivery to Kumar, who could only manage to play the ball directly into the hands of Rohit Sharma on the offside inside the inner circle. This meant that Arjun bagged his maiden scalp in the league, and also ended up being the most economical bowler for his side with an economy of 6.35 in his spell.

In the end, SRH fell short by 14 runs, thanks to combined efforts from all MI bowlers. Meanwhile, cricket fans and experts around the world heaped praise on the youngster and congratulated him through their social media posts.

Here's how Twitterati reacted to Arjun Tendulkar's successful outing against SRH:

Sports Takverified@sports_tak
Watch Arjun Tendulkar's reaction as he picks his maiden IPL wicket in stunning final over for Mumbai Indians @mipaltan @IPL #SunrisersHyderabad #MumbaiIndians #ArjunTendulkar #RohitSharma #SRHvsMI #IPL2023 #SportsTak
12:07 AM · Apr 19, 2023
Shankar jha@ShankarJha_
I remember the first time I heard about Bhuvneshwar was when he took @sachin_rt for his first-ever Ranji Trophy duck, Today Arjun Tendulkar took him as his first IPL wicket. #IPL2023 #IPL23 #MIvsSRH
12:07 AM · Apr 19, 2023
Virender Sehwagverified@virendersehwag
So happy to see Arjun doing well . @sachin_rt paaji must be a proud father. Arjun’s hard work paying off and my blessings that this is only the beginning of great things to come. Well done Arjun! #SRHvsMI
11:25 PM · Apr 18, 2023
Irfan Pathanverified@IrfanPathan
Nice to see the Calm approach from young Tendulkar 👏
11:23 PM · Apr 18, 2023
Mohammad Kaifverified@MohammadKaif
Arjun Tendulkar today grew in stature. Justified captain's trust by bowling tight final over, held his nerves, took his first IPL wicket. Congrats Paaji, here's wishing a long successful career for Arjun. @sachin_rt #Arjun
11:39 PM · Apr 18, 2023
Vignesh Bharadwaj@VBharadwaj31
The first of many more to come!! #ArjunTendulkar
11:22 PM · Apr 18, 2023
A great and lovely hug by Captain Rohit Sharma to Arjun Tendulkar after his maiden IPL wicket. What a moment.
11:26 PM · Apr 18, 2023
@ImRo45 Rohit Sharma said on Arjun Tendulkar performance's match ✌️💙 #MIvsSRH #SRHvMI #Tendulkar #camerongreen #MIvSRH #SachinTendulkar
12:08 AM · Apr 19, 2023
Randhir Chandravanshi@Randhir_0099
Picture of the day💪 Celebration by Arjun Tendulkar and captain Rohit Sharma Big moment for Arjun Tendulkar 🥹💙 #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @mipaltan @ImRo45
12:07 AM · Apr 19, 2023
Puli ku poranthathu poonai aagathu🔥 Arjun Tendulkar Lucky charm of Mi💙
12:06 AM · Apr 19, 2023

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