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- Arjun Tendulkar made his debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- The son of Sachin Tendulkar hasn’t had many commendable performances in junior-level cricket so far
- He has registered for IPL 2021 auction for a base price of INR 20 lakh
Ever since the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction registrations were completed, one name that has been buzzing among fans is that of Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Arjun has been spotted helping the Indian cricket team in a few net sessions on occasions other than playing some district and intra-state matches. It was, however, only this year that he played his first senior-level domestic cricket match by participating in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Arjun is a left-arm speedster, a breed of pace bowlers that isn’t commonly found in Indian cricket. His rare attributes earned him a few call-ups as the net bowler for the Indian cricket team on occasions. But making a switch all the way to the IPL is quite a big deal.
Arjun Tendulkar’s career so far:
When it comes to List A T20 cricket, Arjun has only featured in two matches, picking up two wickets. He averages 33.50 with the ball and has an extremely poor economy rate of 9.57. Considering his stats at the moment, it looks tough for him to fetch a contract from an IPL franchise this season.
When it comes to Youth Tests, Arjun has played a total of two matches, picking up a total of 3 wickets. In the format, his economy rate has been 2.95 but the average still remains unimpressive at 45.66.
With the bat, Arjun hasn’t had any success either. He has 3 and 14 runs to his name in List A T20s and Youth Tests respectively.
Arjun Tendulkar Bowling stats:
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Arjun Tendulkar Batting stats:
|Batting||List A Twenty20||Youth Test|
Arjun has also been trying to get into the Mumbai squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, having made the cut in the state team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, but hasn’t impressed selectors in the practice matches.
He bowled a total of 4.1 overs in the practice match and conceded 53 runs at an economy rate of 12.93. Going by the stats, his selection looks incredibly tough but that doesn’t mean he can’t fetch an IPL contract.
Over the years, the T20 league has become the ideal platform to groom raw talents. With Arjun also at the start of his career, there’s no reason why he can’t blossom under the right coach while practicing with top cricketers in the world on a daily basis. At a base price of INR 20 lakh, there’s no reason for a franchise to not consider him in the auction.