Arjun Tendulkar’s 5-fer secure a comprehensive victory for Mumbai Under-19

Mumbai Under-19 won by an innings and 103 runs against Railways.

Arjun Tendulkar | Reuters

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar is doing wonders for the Mumbai Under-19 team. In the Cooch Behar Trophy (Under-19) inter-state cricket tournament, the junior Tendulkar scalped a fifer against Railways to help Mumbai complete a comprehensive win by an innings and 103 runs at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana on December 19 (Tuesday).

It took Mumbai just 26 balls on the third morning to get rid of the last three Railways batsmen. By dismissing Railways on 150 and 136 in the two complete innings, Mumbai Under-19 earned seven points and by virtue of that they have taken their tally to 18 points from five games and still remains in contention for a place in the knock-outs.

In the past, Arjun has also represented Mumbai’s under-14 and under-16 teams but he grabbed eyeballs when he gave an injury scare to England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow during the net-session at Lord’s in July this year.

In contrast to his father, Arjun is more fascinated towards fast bowling and he often spotted in the nets rolling his left arm. During the 2017 Women’s World Cup in England, he was seen bowling to the Indian women’s batter in the nets.

Renowned cricket correspondent Melinda Farrell had posted a video on Twitter prior to the Women’s World Cup final and captioned it as: “Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, is one of the net bowlers for India women today. Bowling t Veda here.”

Brief scores:

Mumbai U-19 389 beat Railways 150 & 136 all out in 41.2 overs (Sanket G. 38, V.P. Lande 34; Arjun Tendulkar 5 for 44, Sidak Singh 3 for 17).


By Salman Anjum - 20 Dec, 2017

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