Arjun Tendulkar, son of the cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar has some big shoes to fill and the left-arm all-rounder is keeping up the expectations of the hordes of fans in style.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of the cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar has some big shoes to fill and the left-arm all-rounder is keeping up the expectations of the hordes of fans in style. The 18-year-old, has been having a great season in the age-group cricket. Arjun, in Cooch Behar Trophy, which is being held in Mumbai, picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings which helped his team Mumbai beat Railways by an innings and 103 runs. However, it is not the first time he has done something of this sort. Earlier, against Madhya Pradesh, Arjun had picked a fiver just 20 days back and later picked up a 4-wicket haul against Assam. He also contributed 21 runs to Mumbai’s total in the first innings. Mumbai had won the toss and elected to bat first and posted a total of 389 runs- courtesy a double ton by Yashavi Bhupender Jaiswal. In return, Railways were all out for a mere 150. A Vashishtha took eight wickets for 30 in that innings.
Mumbai had forced a follow-on and Arjun steam-rolled Railways top order before they were skittled out for 136 runs as Mumbai marched towards victory. Arjun picked his 5 wickets for 44 runs in his 11 overs. He picked the first four batsmen of Railways and then the ninth wicket to complete his 5-for. Arjun bowled well in the first innings as well but failed to take a wicket. He bowled six overs with one maiden and gave away just 23 runs.