Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar, who is currently playing for Cricket’s Club of India in Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge in Australia organised by Sydney Cricket Ground. Tendulkar Jr. hit the headlines with his all-round show against Hong Kong Cricket Club at Sir Don Bradman’s home ground in Bowral.
Arjun’s all-round performance defined the game as he picked up 4 wickets with his left-arm fast bowling and scored a quickfire knock of 48 runs from just 27 balls. The 18-year-old’s Australian debut turned out to be successful as he got attention from the Australian media.
While talking to abc.net.au, Arjun said,
I just got stronger [growing up], grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren’t many in India. I don’t take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to.
Here’s the video including excerpts from his bowling and batting:
Playing for the Cricket Club of India in a T20 match, Arjun Tendulkar hit 48 runs from just 27 balls and then picked up four wickets in the ongoing Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge, organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground pic.twitter.com/8Tqlta1Y7K
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Arjun also made headlines during the Cooch Behar Trophy when he picked up wickets in a cluster. Before that, he was seen bowling to Indian batsmen in the nets at the MCA. He even surprised Dhawan with a bouncer which went viral on the internet.
The tournament’s last match will be played on January 14.