Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Arjun Tendulkar emulates his father Sachin; scores century on Ranji debut  

Sachin had made his Ranji debut in 1988 vs Gujarat and scored 100* in Wankhede.

Sachin Tendulkar made his Ranji Debut in 1988 and scored a ton vs Gujarat | Getty

Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar, emulated his father, as he scored a century on his Ranji Trophy debut like his dad. Tendulkar made his debut in FC cricket for Goa against Rajasthan in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022-23.

His father, Sachin had made his debut in Ranji Trophy in 1988 at the age of 15 against Gujarat while playing for Mumbai (then Bombay) at the Wankhede Stadium and registered a century to celebrate the occasion.

Tendulkar went on to score centuries on his debut in Irani Trophy and Duleep Trophy as well and is the only Indian batter to achieve this feat as of now.

Sachin then made his debut for India in 1989 against Pakistan in Tests and ODIs and went on to have a legendary career from a child prodigy to a bonafide one of the greatest of all time with the bat.

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He finished with 25396 FC runs in 310 matches with 81 centuries to his name at an average of 57.84. This included a world record 15921 runs in 200 Tests with 51 centuries at an average of 53.78.

Now his son initially played for Mumbai in the limited overs format, but ahead of the Ranji Trophy 2022-23, moved to Goa for opportunities to play FC cricket.  And made his debut against Rajasthan at the Goa Cricket Association Academy.

He joined Suyash Prabhudessai when Goa was in a bit of trouble at 196/4 and added more than 200 runs for the fifth wicket thus far. He completed his maiden First-class ton for Goa on his debut in 178 balls and at the time of writing this piece, was batting on 112 in 190 balls with 15 fours and 2 sixes to his name.

He had added 205 runs with Prabhudessai, who was on 172* with 25 fours.


By Jatin Sharma - 14 Dec, 2022

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