All you need to know about Sachin's son Arjun Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun has been selected in India's U-19 squad for two four-day games against Sri Lanka in July. However, the youngster hasn't been selected for the one-day series. The player was in the headlines after hitting a 27-ball 48-run knock and taking 4 wickets for Cricket Club of India against Hong Kong Cricket Club earlier this year. Let's look at his profile.
Arjun's breakthrough moments
Arjun shined in the Cooch Behar Trophy (2017), where he featured in five matches and took 19 wickets. He had two fifers and one 4-wicket spell. He also scored 94 runs in five innings with the bat. He was seen bowling in the nets against both India and New Zealand senior teams in Mumbai last year. He also bowled in England in the nets.
International factors played a crucial role
Arjun has been a part of several representative clubs in India and England. He has also trained at the Lord's indoor team academy and bowled against the English batsmen in the nets. He also bowled to the women's team, prior to their 2017 ICC World Cup final. Arjun also featured for MCC squad that played two games against Namibia U-19 squad.
Who all have helped in coaching Arjun?
Arjun has been coached by NCA's level-3 coach Gaikwad. Sachin Tendulkar had himself asked Gaikwad to coach his son. Arjun has also been helped by former pacer Subroto Banerjee. The pacer was also a bowling consultant for Vidarbha, the team which won the Ranji Trophy. The youngster will now look forward to working with WV Raman during the U-19 tour.
Some other facts about the youngster
Arjun had given an injury scare to Jonny Bairstow while bowling against him in the nets prior to England vs South Africa Test series last year. According to reports, his cricket idol isn't his father, but Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and English all-rounder Ben Stokes. He can bowl consistently at 135 kph as per his coach Gaikwad.