Arjun Tendulkar named in Mumbai's Under-19 squad
On Saturday, Arjun Tendulkar was named in the Mumbai's U-19 squad for the JY Lele All India Under-19 Invitational One Day Tournament. The young left-arm pacer was one of the 18 players selected in the squad. He has previously been selected for Mumbai at the U-14 and U-16 level. The tournament is scheduled to be held from September 16 until September 23 at Baroda.
The Mumbai U-19 squad
Here's the squad: Agni Chopra, Divyansh Saxena, Bhupen Lalwani, Anudeep Lad, Sagar Chhabaria, Shoeb Khan, Satyalaksha Jain, Vedant Murkar, Dhruv Brid, Tanush Kotian, Nakul Mehta, Farhan Kazi, Atharva Ankolekar, Abhimanyu Vashisht, Arjun Tendulkar, Saksham Parashar, Saksham Jha, Sylvester Dsouza.
Arjun Tendulkar's exploits so far
Arjun, who is over six-foot in height, is an aspiring left-arm pacer. He has made several appearances for the domestic teams and has also bowled at nets to several renowned batsmen. Recently, Arjun had the Indian media in a frenzy when he sent England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow packing in the nets with a brilliant yorker ahead of a Test series.
Can Arjun make the Indian national squad in future?
While it is still too early to tell, Arjun Tendulkar might just play for the national team in future. For his age, he is experienced, having played across the globe. Moreover, pacers are always in demand, more so, if they are tall and can bowl good speeds. If he keeps his head down, there is every possibility of him following in his father's footsteps.