Arjun Tendulkar : Following In His Father’s Footsteps

Arjun shot to limelight with his match-winning bowling figures of 8/22 in a Harris Shield tournament match which helped his school team bundle out The Jamnabhai Narsee’s team for a mere 105. He scored a duck while opening the batting. Incidentally, it’s the same tournament where his father’s 664-run unbroken partnership with Vinod Kambli, 23 years ago, made him a national sensation…


following-in-his-father's-fBorn on 24 September 1999, Arjun Tendulkar is Sachin’s second child with wife Anjali. The couple have an elder daughter Sara.Arjun made his way to the Mumbai Under-14 team with a maiden century innings in the trials. Arjun’s match winning 124, comprising 14 hits to the fence and one in the stands, helped his team Khar Gymkhana beat Goregaon Centre by an innings and 21 runs to march into the finals of the tournament. The West Zone U/14 championships begin from 20th January, 2013.Unlike his father, Arjun is a left handed all-rounder. Arjun opens the batting for his school team – Dhirubhai Ambani School – and is a medium pacer.He might be taking up his dad’s profession, but then, Jr. Tendulkar is known as a bowling all-rounder.Arjun shot to limelight with his match-winning bowling figures of 8/22 in a Harris Shield tournament match which helped his school team bundle out The Jamnabhai Narsee’s team for a mere 105. He scored a duck while opening the batting. Incidentally, it’s the same tournament where his father’s 664-run unbroken partnership with Vinod Kambli, 23 years ago, made him a national sensation. Arjun Tendulkar has been undergoing training to hone his cricketing skills at the Karnala Sports Academy near Panvel. Reportedly, the doting father has brought his son a flat close by to help him concentrate better on his game and training. Arjun’s debut at the national level was in the Cadence Trophy in Pune in January, 2011. Arjun hogged limelight with his 39-ball 65 against PCMC Varroc Vengsarkar CA in the same tournament. Arjun has often been spotted with his father and other members of the Indian team during the training camps and practice sessions. Arjun has travelled to South Africa, England and Australia lately and has been hitting the nets along with the team.Arjun scored 45 runs and also took 4 wickets to help his school team to an emphatic victory over Chaturbhuj Narsing Memorial School in a district T20 tournament. Arjun recently made his debut in the famous Kanga League in Mumbai. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar have played in the league. Arjun’s debut in the Kanga League was not a memorable one. The left-hander scored just 1 run off 12 deliveries.Arjun is playing for the Young Parsee Club. Arjun’s debut in Kanga League created quite a buzz with photographers lining up to click junior Tendulkar in action. A week ago, Sachin had requested the media to stay away from his son. ‘I would appreciate if everyone allows him to be himself and to have his own identity and enjoy his cricket above all,’ Tendulkar said. ‘When I started playing cricket, though my father was a professor and was in literary field, at no stage I had this pressure from anyone who said you are playing cricket but how about following your father’s footsteps,’ he said. ‘At no stage of my life, there were comparisons. He (Arjun) started his career, so it is a humble request if he can live his life like a normal 14-year-old, without thinking about anything else except falling in love with this sport,’ he added. – India Syndicate

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