Arjun Tendulkar, son of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been selected in the Mumbai Under-19 one-day squad for the JY Lele invitational tournament to be played in Baroda from September 16 to 23.
Earlier, Arjun has also represented Mumbai in Under-16 cricket during 2015-16. Although it is not a BCCI tournament, the team will represent the Mumbai Cricket Association, which could be a step closer to selection for official U-19 cricket.
A left-arm quick, Arjun recently bowled in the nets in the lead-up to the Lord’s Test between England and South Africa, sending Jonny Bairstow off with an injury scare when he hit him on the toe with a yorker.
Well, a day after his selection on Saturday, Arjun played a crucial role in helping Parel CC draw their Kanga League B division match at Shivaji Park. He batted for an hour and scored 15 runs and also returned with figures of 1 for 14 in five overs.
One of the key players in the opposition team was former Mumbai wicketkeeper-batsman and coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.
“I faced Arjun, and it seems he is an aggressive bowler,” Kulkarni told Mid-Day. “The more he bowls the better he will get.”
Arjun was also spotted during India Women’s training session in London, ahead of their ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final against England.
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 22, 2017