Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, carries very high expectations from all Sachin fans. The young cricketer, 16 years old, born on 24 September 1999, is following his father’s path and rising 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 Has He Played?
Junior Tendulkar’s played his first match for the Cadet Trophy when he was in the under-13 age group in Pune. He made 65 runs off 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 boosted his career and placed people’s hopes in him to break his father’s record too. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler. He finished 8/22, which 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 is a success there as well. Our growing champion’s idol is Yuvraj Singh, and he attends as many matches as possible. During Sachin’s last match, Arjun 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 for the under-18 cricket team. With no pressure from his family to take up cricket as his career, Arjun Tendulkar is focused on making it to the Indian Cricket Team someday.
Why Has He Been In The News?
Arjun Tendulkar has recently come to light because he was selected in the Under 16 West Zone Squad for the Inter-Zonal Tournament. As young as he is, critics have already started talking about nepotism. It is evident 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 his father’s place!
We support you, Arjun!