Arjun Tendulkar, the son of God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is carrying very high expectations from the fans of his father. The young cricketer, 16 years of age, born on 24 September 1999, is following his father’s path and rising up to glory. He came into the limelight by making his career debut by hitting a century when he was just a 12-year-old school student.
Where All Has He Played?
Junior Tendulkar’s first match was played with Cadet Trophy, when he was in the under-13 age group in Pune. He made 65 of 39 balls. This led to his selection for under-14 by MCA, where he hit his debut century in Gurgoan. This was for a BCCI tournament in the year 2012. The 12 year old made 124 to help Khar Gymkhana beat Goregaon Center by an innings and 21 runs. He had hit six boundaries and a six. This gave a boost to his career and placed people’s hopes in him to break his father’s record too. He is a left handed batsman and left arm fast bowler. He finished 8/22 that helped Dhirubhai Ambani International School defeat Jamnabai Narsee School in November 2011.
What is His Inspiration?
He has seen his father’s achievement at a young age to become the world’s top rated batsman and looks up to him for inspiration.
Arjun is a member of various cricket club associations in India. He also plays for a Club in the UK and has scored a ton there too. Our growing champion’s idol is Yuvraj Singh and he attends as many matches as possible. During Sachin’s last match, he first went out to play his own match and then was dropped outside Wankhade Stadium by Yuvraj Singh where he became the ball boy.
He never misses the chance to play in clubs and is rigorously practicing to get selected in under-18 cricket team. With no pressure from his family to take up cricket as his career, Arjun Tendulkar is by himself focused on making it to the Indian Cricket Team some day.
Why Has He Been In The News?
Arjun Tendulkar has come into light recently by getting selected in the Under 16 West Zone Squad for Inter-Zonal Tournament and as young as he is, already got into the controversy of being selected because of his last name. It is clear that Arjun Tendulkar is a very hard working boy and is by all means playing fair. Being the son of the God of Cricket and having such high expectations on him, he is doing pretty well at such a young age and we really hope he takes the place of his father!