Playing his very first match in Australian soil, turning up Cricket's Club of India against Hong Kong Cricket Club in a T20 match at the revered SCG, Arjun produced an eye-catching all-round performance as he clubbed 48 runs off 27 deliveries as an opener and also picked up four wickets in four overs.
"I just got stronger [growing up], grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren't many in India," Arjun was quoted as saying by abc.net.au on Thursday.
The six-foot plus Arjun counts Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England allrounder Ben Stokes among his role models.
On being the son of a reputed cricketing icon like Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun said ""I don't take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to,"
The Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge aims at "promoting the spirit of the game and celebrating the many friendships built through it." The tournament began on January 7 and will continue till 14 January.