Arjun Tendulkar who is better known as the son of iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at least as of now was seen bowling to the Indian cricketers in the nets of the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the opening One Day International against New Zealand slated to be played on Friday (22nd October). He has been a promising act, and at a young age of 18, he can consistently clock 130 to 135 km/hr.
Meanwhile, it must be learnt that Virat Kohli and Co are gearing up for the limited overs series against the Kiwis comprising of 3 ODI’s and as many T20I’s. The players were sweating it out in the nets as they look to continue their dominance and regain their numero uno status in ODI’s after surrendering it to Proteas after the latter won the series against Bangladesh. Captain Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya were the ones who were giving their everything in the practise session under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri.
The Official Twitter handle of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted pictures of Arjun bowling to the likes of Virat Kohli and some other Indian batsmen in the nets. The young prodigy has been making headlines and unlike his father, Arjun bats and bowls left-handed.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 20, 2017
Under the watchful eyes of the big man himself, Arjun has evolved as a cricketer and has been steadily going up the ranks. Following his impressive performances, Arjun was selected to play for Mumbai in the 5th Late Shri J Y Lele All India U-19 Invitational ODI tournament. The quick left-arm pacer has been training in England, and when the Indian Women’s Cricket team was playing the World Cup there, Arjun served as a net bowler ahead of the World Cup final against England which the Indian eves lost by nine runs in the end.
The 18-year-old hit the headlines when he bowled a well directed Yorker to English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow in the nets which hit his foot. Bairstow was surprised and was in severe pain as he hobbled off the ground.