Arjun Tendulkar scores century on Ranji Trophy debut: Details here
Following the footsteps of his father, Arjun Tendulkar has smashed a century on his Ranji Trophy debut. The left-handed batter, who is a fast-bowling all-rounder, accomplished the feat on Day 2 of the ongoing Elite Group C contest against Rajasthan. Unlike his father Sachin, who served Mumbai throughout his career, Arjun has made his Ranji Trophy debut for Goa. Here are further details.
Why does this story matter?
- Sachin is arguably the finest batter to have ever graced the game and his First-Class numbers are nothing but jaw-dropping.
- Owing to the same, Arjun has been under scrutiny since the start of his international career.
- Back in 1988, Sachin scored a hundred against Gujarat on his Ranji Trophy debut. His son has now accomplished the same feat.
- Unlike his father, Arjun bats left-handed.
Arjun shines on debut
Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bowl at the Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground. Arjun arrived at number seven with the scorecard reading 201/5. While he batted with precision, the southpaw found the odd boundaries as well. He added over 200 runs alongside Suyash Prabhudessai for the sixth wicket. The latter touched three figures as well. Meanwhile, Goa has crossed the 400-run mark.
Left Mumbai for better opportunities
Notably, Arjun made a switch to Goa this season after not getting enough opportunities in the Mumbai camp. He played just three professional games for Mumbai. "Getting maximum game time on the ground is important for Arjun at this juncture. We believe that the shift will improve the probability of Arjun featuring in more competitive matches," read a statement by SRT Sports Management.
A look at his career stats
Tendulkar has made a decent start to his professional career The 23-year-old owns eight wickets and 25 runs in seven List A games. In T20 cricket, he has 12 wickets and 20 runs in nine matches. Unlike the other two formats, Arjun has straightaway made a mark with the bat in red-ball cricket. He would like to shine with his left-arm pace as well.
How Sachin fared in First-Class cricket?
Meanwhile, Sachin finished his career with 25,396 runs in 310 First Class games at 57.84. The tally includes 81 tons and 116 half-centuries. He also owns 71 wickets. He is still the highest run-scorer in Test cricket with 15,921 runs in 200 games. The 49-year-old smashed 51 centuries and 96 fifties in his glorious Test career. He retired from professional cricket in 2013.