- Son of Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar made his T20 debut for the senior Mumbai team
- Arjun in Mumbai XI against Haryana in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- Arjun Tendulkar has already played for India U-19 and Mumbai U-19
The 21 year old Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, made his senior debut today for the Mumbai T20 team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Mumbai will play against Haryana at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in a Group E clash and Arjun made his first footprint for the senior state-side.
Arjun Tendulkar has already played for India U-19 as well as Mumbai U-19 and is the son of the leading run scorer in both One Day International (ODI) and Test in the world, Sachin Tendulkar, who is the leading sports icon in India and among the all-time great batsmen.
Sachin, too, played domestic cricket for Mumbai, his place of birth.
In 2017, Arjun Tendulkar made it to the Mumbai Under 19 side and then soon made his way into the India Under 19 squad the following year.
The 21 year old was also the part of India’s Youth Test tour to Sri Lanka which took place in 2018 and has even played for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Young Cricketers in the Second Eleven Championship in England.
Mumbai team did not have a start in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign which they would have hoped for as they lost both their games so far.
In their clash against Kerala, they were hammered at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, as Mohammed Azharuddeen smashed unbeaten 137 off just 54 balls and, in the process, he also managed to create a record for himself as he hit the second-fastest century in tournament history – off just 37 balls.
Azharuddeen’s knock helped team Kerala make a mockery out of the 197-run target which was set by team Mumbai on a flaccid Wankhede pitch as they made their way to the win in just 15.5 overs with eight wickets still in hand.