Twitterati urge Mumbai Indians to pick Arjun Tendulkar in the IPL 2021 auction
Arjun recently played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
Updated - Feb 12, 2021 8:54 am
Arjun Tendulkar, for the first time in his career, is set to feature in the auction for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Last month, Arjun, the son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, made his debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy where he played two matches.
In the tournament, he picked up two wickets but leaked runs at an expensive economy. The auction is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 18 in Chennai. The eight franchises will be finalising their squads in the mini-auction, which will be telecasted live from 3:00 PM IST onwards.
Fans call for Arjun Tendulkar’s inclusion
In the meantime, Mumbai Indians’ (MI) fans reckon that the five-time IPL champions, led by Rohit Sharma, should go for Arjun in the upcoming auction.
On February 11, MI dropped a tweet, asking for some suggestions from the fans on the social media platform. And the fans were clear cut in their opinions to go for Arjun.
Here’s how the netizens reacted:
— Rahul Kumar Jha FOLLOW BACK (@RahulKu20126265) February 11, 2021
Moeen Ali, Jhye Richardson Nathan Coulter-Nile, Arjun Tendulkar,
— Akash (@im_akash196) February 11, 2021
— Mayur Sadaphule (@MAYURSADAPHULE) February 11, 2021
Starc , Kyle , kuldeep , arjun !!
— SagarPradhan #MI (@Sharmaji_fan) February 11, 2021
Arjun Tendulkar for sure
A spinner from Sri Lanka(dont know who all have registered)
Any overseas fast bowling all rounder.
— Jayesh (@Jayesh_45) February 11, 2021
Dan Christian , Paul Stirling and Arjun Tendulkar pic.twitter.com/Mqe3zLixZv
— IPL days (@IPLdays) February 11, 2021
Faster who can play a cameo
3rd Faster (powerplay)
Offie who can Bat
-Prince Balwant Rai
— Serendipity (@hattitude_swap) February 11, 2021
Kedar Jadhav, Bhajji have still lot to offer… Maxwell, Pattison, Cutting n NCN are other players to get back in MI… Arjun Tendulkar left arm pace will be worth a look but high risk of unnecessary media trials / misplaced negative comments of nepotism (unfair on Arjun)…
— ✋ Mandar Sathe (@mandarsathe2000) February 11, 2021
Jhye Richardson /Morris (if cheap)
OR Kyle Jamieson
Umesh/Varun Aaron (BACKUP)
Mujeeb / Lamichanne(Spin quality)
This will complete the team!
Can but then backups in lacs!
Like arjun , etc
— Vinayak (@Vinayakpandeyy) February 11, 2021
To be honest Arjun's a guaranteed buy
My choices are-Jhye,Jameison,Bhaji,Mujeeb,Shakib,Cameron greeen💙
— Manreet Aujla (@AujlA_8764) February 11, 2021
James Pattinson kyle jemieson arjun Tendulkar criss morris
— Atul Sharma (@AtulSha16787988) February 11, 2021
And any 5 players because Mi has a top class playing XI@QuinnyDeKock69 @ImRo45 @ishankishan51 @surya_14kumar @hardikpandya7 @KieronPollard55 @krunalpandya24
Here you need @Tipo_Morris @rdchahar1 @Jaspritbumrah93 @trent_boult
— Subham Singh (@subhambatusingh) February 11, 2021
Though Arjun is yet to make a mark at the highest level, Sachin, his father, doesn’t want him to lose focus by any means. In an earlier interview, Tendulkar told that he want to give his son enough freedom to move ahead in his career.
“He’s trying. Like my father gave me freedom, I’m giving him freedom. Whatever he wants to be in life, he has to give his best, Comparisons would happen; if they want to do it, they will,” Sachin was quoted as saying earlier.
“But what I’ve learned from my father is that whatever work you’ve got to do, keep your focus on that. The rest of the things will continue to happen. Ups and downs are part and parcel of life.
“That’ll happen as long as you stay passionate. Then, you will be in a position to overcome those obstacles. You’ll push yourselves,” he stated.
“And I’ve tried to do that. My experience was really good, the way my father gave me freedom, responsibility came alongside that freedom. So that is what I am trying to do. He should be “Arjun”. There shouldn’t be any comparison,” Sachin added.