Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, is making his mark with his impressive performances. The budding cricketer is currently in Australia to take part in Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge, a competition organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The 18 year old 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, while playing for Cricketer's Club of India against Hong Kong Cricket Club in a T20 match at the revered Bradman Oval.
While his father made headlines as batsman, breaking many records, his son has opted to become a bowler and a pacer at that. He is a left-arm pacer who also bats left-handed.
Arjun said, "I'm just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it's unbelievable.:
He added, "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."
The young left-arm pacer idolizes Australia pacer Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes. Arjun was quick to point out that he is not bothered by the expectations that come with his lineage.
He said, “I don’t take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat (I) just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to."
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