Sachin Tendulkar is now playing the role of mentor after playing for Mumbai Indians. The same franchise bought his son Arjun Tendulkar for Rs 20 lakh at the auction of the 14th season of IPL, which was also his base price. The decision, however, is not surprising as he was playing the role of net bowler for the franchise for the last two to three seasons. Despite the good performance in domestic cricket, many young Indian players have not got a place, then people are also questioning Arjun’s selection. Many memes are also going viral on social media.
The Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket has now broken the silence on the whole matter. On the selection of all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar, he said, ‘He still needs a lot of improvement. I have spent a lot of time with him in the nets. Taught some game tricks. He is a hardworking kid who loves to learn. The additional pressure of being the son of Sachin Tendulkar will always be with him. The team atmosphere will help him forget it. How often it happens that a young player is selected in the auction and it is talked about, he has to prove himself and his selection right. ‘
The 21-year-old Arjun made his debut for the Mumbai senior team recently when he played in the National T20 Championship Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament against Haryana. This left-handed batsman and left-arm fast bowler has now taken two wickets in addition to scoring three runs while playing two matches in the T20 format for Mumbai. Arjun has also previously represented Mumbai in age-group tournaments. He also played in the T20 Mumbai League. He has also represented India’s Under-19 team on the tour of Sri Lanka.
The team of Mumbai Indians is full of star players, their combination seems to be the best. This is probably the reason why he did not add any big names to the auction. Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crores), Adam Milne (3.2 crores), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crores), James Neesham (50 lakhs), Yudhveer Charak (20 lakhs), Marco Tansen (20 lakhs), Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakhs) only Paired with the team.