When the auctioneer called Arjun Tendulkar’s name, it was surprising to see no bidder for him. Even in the second round of auction he found none until Zaheer Khan decided to pick him. Everyone was waiting to see the bidding because the surname matters. However, this Tendulkar is too young for the race ahead.
How was Arjun in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
The left-handed youngster had debuted in the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 15 January 2021, for Mumbai. He took one wicket for 34 runs from three overs on his debut. He played only two matches to score just three runs and scalp two wickets for 67 runs. He was never expected to create a battle over his name in the auction. He was sold to his home side, Mumbai Indians for the base price of 20 lakh rupees. His surname is certain to keep him under pressure. His father was the stalwart of the game and one of the best of all time. Sachin Tendulkar is still referred to as God of Cricket by his fans for his unbelievable records.
In 200 Test matches, the senior Tendulkar scored 15921 runs and in 463 ODIs he scored 18426 runs. He added 100 international centuries to his name which is almost an impossible feat to achieve for any other player. Tendulkar was added to Mumbai Indians in the inaugural edition of the league as their icon player. He was seen scoring a hundred off just 66 balls in 2011 against Kochi Tuskers. In his 78 matches in the IPL, Tendulkar scored a total of 2334 runs. When he retired, Mumbai Indians retired his jersey no 10 as a tribute. No wonder Arjun Tendulkar will be under high pressure whenever he is on the field.
When will Arjun Tendulkar get a chance
But as per as this IPL 2021 is concerned, Arjun Tendulkar may be or may not get a match. Mumbai Indians are well-balanced already and they would not like to experiment with the steady combination. However, for Arjun Tendulkar, it will be a great exposure and he will be able to learn a lot from the veterans at the management.