Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been named in the India U-19 cricket team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka next month.
A left-arm seamer and batsman, Arjun has been picked for the four-day matches. The team is scheduled to play two four-day and five one-day matches in Sri Lanka in July.
Earlier, Arjun attended the training camp at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala. The camp was arranged by the National Cricket Academy.
Arjun was spotted bowling at the Mumbai Indians’ practice session in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2018.
Arjun also participated in Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge in Australia organised by Sydney Cricket Ground in January.
Arjun made it to headlines as he picked up 4 wickets with his left-arm fast bowling and scored a quickfire knock of 48 runs from just 27 balls.
Soon after he was named in the U-19 squad, Twitterati poured their congratulations for the youngster as they are excited to see ‘Tendulkar No 2’.
Here comes the 2nd generation Tendulkar to wear India colours ______ as Arjun Tendulkar gets picked in India U 19 team for the Sri Lanka tour next month @sachin_rt
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) June 7, 2018
Tendulkar number 2 to donne India colours. Proud moment for @sachin_rt and the family. Arjun picked in the U-19 team to tour Sri Lanka.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 7, 2018
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) June 7, 2018
— Shantanu Smart (@smartshantanu) June 7, 2018
Hope Arjun Tendulkar won’t end up being the likes of Rohan Gavaskars and Stuart Binnys.
— shubham hota (@IamshubhamHota) June 7, 2018
Meanwhile, India’s U-19 four-day squad will be led by Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat.