Thando Ntini makes waves as Arjun Tendulkar has a quiet time in Sri Lanka

Thando Ntini makes waves as Arjun Tendulkar has a quiet time in Sri Lanka

The Junior Ntini has begun making waves in U19 cricket, so to speak.

Thando Ntini
Thando Ntini. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar might have been grabbing the headlines in recent times, but Thando Ntini, the son of former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini has actually proved the same with some spectacular performances on the field of play. With the South African side presently touring England, Thando took the new ball against an England side and in quite literal terms, made the ball do the talking.

Meanwhile on the erstwhile shores of Sri Lanka, young Arjun Tendulkar was making his debut. Having been given the ball by skipper Anuj Rawat, the left-arm pacer was beginning to grab all the headlines. Including that of trapping the Lankan opener leg-before in his first spell of bowling.

Arjun Tendulkar, the son of legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, was trained by the great himself as depicted in the film ‘A billion dreams’. Although the 18-year old was dismissed for a 11-ball duck in the first Test, he has been picked once again for the Indians.

However, Thando, who also played for South Africa in the 2018 edition of the U19 World Cup is certainly one for the future. In the overall context of the South African cricketing system, they have profited quite a bit from the junior-level, especially with the likes of Aiden Markram and Kagiso Rabada having played their junior cricket in the U19 level.

Here is the Tweet:

The official Twitter account of Cricket South Africa took to Twitter to speak about Thando Ntini and his achievements. The Tweet read: “8 – 1 – 19 – 4 Looking at those bowling figures, he’s definitely earned the Man of the Match accolade, as Thando Ntini inspired the SA under-19s to a 79-run victory in the first Youth ODI against England at the Riverside Stadium Take a bow, son! #FutureStars #ENGvSA”

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