Arjun Tendulkar selected for Mumbai U-16 team
Arjun Tendulkar was selected for the Mumbai under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy team. He had played well with bat as well as ball in the Mumbai Cricket Association's Under-16 Payyade Trophy. He had played for the Sunil Gavaskar XI and had smashed a ton. The Payyade Trophy serves as a selection trial for Under-16 cricketers in Mumbai.
Born on 24 September 1999, Arjun Tendulkar is the son of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Unlike his father who was a specialist batsman, Arjun is an all-rounder.
Ahead of IPL team Kolkata Knight Rider's practice session on 13 May, Wasim Akram, its bowling coach, gave Arjun Tendulkar some general tips about fitness and wrist position. Wasim said that Arjun was a very eager learner and that was a good thing. Akram spoke about Arjun had got West Indian cricketing legend Brian Lara out in an exhibition match.
Arjun Tendulkar was invited to join a group of net bowlers that was helping England prepare for the second Investec Ashes Test in July. England's assistant coach Paul Fabrace was impressed with his dedication in the game and his bowling action. Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) spokeman said that Arjun was a regular user of the facilities at the club.
Arjun Tendulkar slammed 106 runs off 156 balls in a Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) U-16 Payyade Trophy encounter. He smashed 16 fours and 2 sixes in his knock helping his team reach a total of 218 runs. Arjun was a part of the Mumbai U-14 team earlier and it was his first century in a gap of three years.
After hitting a century on the first day, Arjun Tendulkar picked up 4 wickets, giving away 73 runs in the Under-16 match. This was the second day of the Mumbai Cricket Association U-16 Payyade Trophy match. The match was being played at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana. Sunil Gavaskar coach Vikas Satam was very impressed with his bowling performance in the match.