The son of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun, was picked within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 public sale at a base worth of INR 20 lakhs by none aside from Mumbai Indians (MI).
So after getting bought by Mumbai Indians, Sara Tendulkar, Arjun’s youthful sister, praised him and on her Instagram story, wrote, “Nobody can take this achievement away from you. It is yours.”
While many criticised the acquisition terming it as ‘nepotism’, MI head coach Mahela Jayawardene, had one thing else to say. Backing the purchase, the previous Sri Lankan cricketer stated, the facet picked Arjun Tendulkar purely on the premise of his ability units.
“We’ve looked at it purely on a skill basis. I mean, there is going to be a big tag on his head because of Sachin. But, luckily, he’s a bowler, not a batsman. So I think Sachin will be very proud if he could bowl like Arjun,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Jayawardene as saying.
“I think it’s going to be a learning process for Arjun. He just started playing for Mumbai, and now the franchise. He will learn the ropes; he will evolve. He’s still young. A very focused young man,” he additional stated.
“We have to give him time and hopefully not put a lot of pressure on him either. Just let him evolve and work his way up, and that’s what we’re there to help him to do,” Jayawardene added.
Making his debut for Mumbai within the January 2021 version of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Arjun performed the final two league matches the place he picked up solely two wickets.
Back in 2018, he had made his U19 debut however did not play within the 2020 World Cup in South Africa.