Sachin Tendulkar reacts after Arjun Tendulkar gets picked to play for India U-19

Arjun Tendulkar will play for India U19 against Sri Lanka U19.

Sachin Tendulkar with son Arjun | GETTY

The second generation of Tendulkar's will feature for India as Arjun Tendulkar got picked in the India U-19 side for the two four-day games against Sri Lanka. The 18-year-old is a left-arm fast bowler and he is decent batsman as well.

His father, Sachin Tendulkar is very happy after Arjun got included in India U-19 squad. "We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success," Tendulkar said to ANI.

Arjun bagged 18 wickets from five Cooch Behar Trophy (National U-19) games and had one five-wicket haul (5/95) against MP.

The left-arm pacer remained 43rd in the list of wicket-takers, but he was added because of his bowling style. As per Times of India, a source close to the selection committee explained: "If you look at the List, Arjun is the only genuine quick bowler who has more than 15 wickets. Most of the bowlers above him are spinners with only Ajay Dev Goud (33 wickets) being a genuine all-rounder. He is a slow medium bowler while Arjun is a quick bowler."

Sachin Tendulkar on the other hand never played age group cricket. He was picked for the Indian team at the age of just 16. He made his international debut in 1989 against Pakistan and went on to serve the country for 24 years. 

Squad for the two four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (WK) (DDCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK) (UPCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Arjun Tendulkar (MCA), Nehal Wadhera (PCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA).

By Sihyeu Singh - 08 Jun, 2018

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