It is hard to not feel the pressure when you are the son of Sachin Tendulkar. But Arjun Tendulkar has taken that pressure like a boss, converted it into meaningful performances across various age-group cricketing tournaments.
Arjun made huge waves with his performances in the recently conducted Cooch Behar Trophy, where he was playing for Mumbai. The 18-year-old played a match-winning knock against Madhya Pradesh, following which he took 5 wicket haul against Railways to lead his team to victory.
However, Arjun Tendulkar is currently in Australia taking part in the ‘Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge’. The competition was organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground. Arjun is playing for Cricket Club of India, where he has caught everyone’s attention with his all-around performances.
Arjun Tendulkar, the emerging star all-rounder
Playing against Hong Kong cricket club in a T20 match, Arjun looked like a champion with both bat and ball. After scoring a quickfire knock of 48 runs off 27 balls in the 1st innings, he returned as a bowler. Bowling his quota of 4 overs, Arjun bagged 4 wickets, ending up with an excellent batting and bowling average.
Arjun Tendulkar was playing at the Bradman Oval, which is named after Sir Donald Bradman. He said that it was an honour to play at such an iconic venue. He told a local news channel,
“I’m just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it’s unbelievable.”
An interesting thing to note here is that Arjun’s father the great Sachin Tendulkar made his name in international cricket only on his first tour to Australia. The Master Blasters scored a superb century in testing conditions of Perth, against a bowling unit led by Craig McDermott.
Speaking regarding the pressure that comes along with the surname Tendulkar, Arjun said,
“I don’t take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to.”