IPL 2020: Arjun Tendulkar fine-tuning his bowling under MI coaches Zaheer Khan and Shane Bond

Jr Tendulkar was also seen on Abu Dhabi ground during MI's IPL match against KKR.

Arjuna Tendulkar with MI team | BCCI/MI

Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, was recently seen with the Mumbai Indians squad in Abu Dhabi and the latest picture has been making rounds on the internet growing a lot of speculations whether he is going to play for the team in the ongoing IPL 2020.

However, the left-arm pacer has made a mark in Under-19 cricket and other age-level cricket but has not yet played any senior cricket or in IPL 2020.

But junior Tendulkar’s recent viral picture on social media with MI players in the swimming pool and also at Abu Dhabi stadium during their last IPL 13 clash against KKR has grown the talks of him being part of the franchise in the league.

In the viral photo, Arjun was seen enjoying his time with the likes of MI stars Trent Boult and James Pattinson and other Indian cricketers in the swimming pool in the UAE.

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Well, the youngster is in the UAE with the defending champions led by Rohit Sharma as part of their net-bowling unit and even from the last three months, working on his game under the watchful eyes of MI’s bowling coach Shane Bond and Director of Cricket Zaheer Khan.

Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments revealed, “He has been with the team for the last three months as part of the net-bowling team and has been simultaneously working on his game under Zaheer and Bond's guidance. A very disciplined kid, he is keen to grab as much from not just working under the coaching staff, but also by bowling to the top-quality batters in the team.”

Noteworthy, the MI is currently the top-ranked franchise in the ongoing IPL 2020 and will next take on Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in Dubai in the tournament.

(With ANI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Oct, 2020

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