Arjun Tendulkar started his Under-19 international career like his father Sachin Tendulkar did in the ODIs. Arjun got out for a duck in the India Under-19 vs Sri Lanka Under-19 first youth Test. The 18-year-old got a wicket in the first innings by trapping the Sri Lankan opener RVPK Mishra. However, when he came to bat, he lost his wicket to spinner PWS Dulshan’s delivery while trying to play forward defensive shot. He got caught at the forward short leg position by Pasindu Sooriyabandara.
Arjun played 11 deliveries in his innings. Whereas he took just 12 balls to take his maiden Under-19 international wicket on Day 1 of the youth Test.
Here’s the video of the dismissal —
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Few on Twitter tried to draw similarities between him and his father whereas others trolled him and called his selection a product of nepotism.
#ArjunTendulkar is just a waste of time….
coz of his father gaining some attention… otherwise no one will even know him
— Kajaki Desk (@kajaki_desk) July 19, 2018
So now Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar is also promoting SRK’s upcoming movie #Zero
— @DennisCricket_ is a Donkey (@tashandstar) July 19, 2018
Hey @grharsh did you know MSN were excited when Arjun Tendulkar got his first wicket at 11th ball.
He faced same number of balls to bat
— ಆಯೋಜಕ!!! (@OggaraNe) July 19, 2018
— Rajat Bajaj (@rajatbajaj619) July 19, 2018
@sachin_rt @BCCI @karanjohar ARJUN TENDULKAR 11 BALLS DUCK IN HIS FIRST INNING… ONLY PLYER TO NOT SCORE 2 DIGT SCORE… NEPOTISIM AT HIS PEACK… PAISE SE TEAM ME JAGHA TOE MILEGI… PERFORMANCE BAZAR ME BIKTA
— IMRAN KHAN (@Hunterskhan) July 19, 2018
Stat that makes no sense:
Sachin Tendulkar falling to Dilshan: 1/8/04, 20/12/05, 29/7/10
Arjun Tendulkar falling to Dulshan: 19/7/18#SLU19vINDU19
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) July 19, 2018
Oh nooo Arjun Tendulkar gone for Duck it’s okay it’s first match only na no problem @sachin_rt u can do well don’t worry chotu
— Ramya Suresh (@ramyasuresh4510) July 19, 2018
Arjun Tendulkar out for 0 in his first international match. Following in his father’s footsteps…
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 19, 2018
Tendulkar Jr is one of the two batsmen who got out without scoring in double digits. India Under-19 scored 589 in the first innings in reply to Sri Lanka’s 244. Ayush Badoni and Atharwa Taide scored centuries whereas Anuj Rawat and Nehal Wadhera scored half-centuries.
Badoni remained unbeaten for 185. He batted with the tail and helped India Under-19 put on a big total on the board in the first innings. The pitches in Sri Lanka support the spinners more often. India A might be looking to wrap this up early and register a win by an innings.