Arjun Tendulkar selected to play for India Under-19 squad. Son of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been picked up for the under-19 squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka in the first week of July. He will be a part of the junior squad at Sri Lanka for playing two four day matches.
Arjun was a part of a team of under-19 cricketers who went under a training camp for a month in Dharamsala in the month of April this year.
However, he is only selected for the two four day matches and failed to make a part for the five-match ODI squad.
Anuj Rawat who hails from Delhi will captain the Indian side in the four-day series, whereas Aryan Juyal who hails from Uttar Pradesh will lead the ODI team.
Junior Tendulkar is often compared to his father Sachin Tendulkar who is widely known as the God of cricket. But Arjun does not want to build his career on his father’s name. So he is constantly practising to build his own career.
Arjun is totally different from his father Sachin. Sachin was a renowned batsman of the Indian cricket team but his dream was to become a successful pace bowler. And unfortunately, he was being rejected by the coach and advised him to stick to batting. But his son Arjun is willing to fulfil his father’s dream. Arjun is a pace bowler in the under-19 cricket team. He performed really well in his past few matches. In January, he grabbed four wickets in just 24 balls in a competitive match against Hong Kong cricket club.
Junior Tendulkar was recently on news for showing his good performance in the world Twenty Twenty series in Australia which was organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground at the beginning of this year.
The team will be coached and guided by former Indian batsman WV Raman along with Rahul Dravid for India A tour to England.
Sachin Tendulkar was very happy regarding his son’s achievement in the under-19 squad and said, “Thanks for the good wishes. We are happy about Arjun’s selection. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success.”
Arjun’s cricket coach, Atul Gaikwad said that the player’s hard work has finally paid off. He further said, “I have seen that boy very closely. From suffering back-to-back fractures three years ago to struggling with a spate of injuries, he has worked very hard to get here.”