One uncapped cricketer who drew loads of consideration on the IPL 2021 public sale was Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Mumbai Indians, the previous franchise of Sachin Tendulkar, have been ones who snapped up his son as nicely – shopping for Arjun Tendulkar for Rs 20 lakh on the IPL 2021 public sale.
Arjun Tendulkar is a promising left-arm paceman and batsman, who made his senior debut with Mumbai workforce on the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy this 12 months. The 21-year-old left-armer launched a video thanking the franchise.
Within the video, he stated, “Since childhood, I’ve been a die-hard fan of Mumbai Indians. I wish to thank the coaches, homeowners and the help workers for displaying religion in me. I am unable to wait to placed on the blue and gold (jersey).”
“I wish to thank the coaches, homeowners and the help workers for displaying religion in me.”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 18, 2021
Simply earlier than the public sale, Arjun had confirmed his mettle as he smashed a 31-ball unbeaten 77 and picked up three wickets for 41 runs in an area Mumbai match. Arjun performed for MIG Cricket Membership and which assist them hand Islam Gymkhana a 194-run defeat in a second spherical Group A match of the 73rd Police Invitation Defend cricket match right here on Sunday. The match is being organised below the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) and is the primary cricket competitors within the metropolis for the reason that Coronavirus-forced lockdown.
He hit 5 fours and eight sixes throughout his blistering knock. He picked off-spinner Hashir Dafedar for particular remedy, hitting the bowler for 5 sixes in a single over.
Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene was happy that Arjun Tendulkar was becoming a member of the defending champions’ squad for the 14th version of the IPL. “It’s very nice, nice to have Arjun. He is labored actually laborious for a few years within the nets, bowling to the fellows. Particularly within the UAE he labored actually laborious,” Jayawardene stated at a digital press convention held after the public sale.
“We’ve checked out it purely on a skills-basis. I imply, there’s going to be an enormous tag on his head, due to Sachin, however fortunately he’s a bowler, not a batsman, so I feel, Sachin will likely be very proud, if he may bowl like Arjun.
“I feel it’ll be studying course of for Arjun, he simply began enjoying for Mumbai and now with the franchise, so he’ll study the ropes, he’ll evolve, he’s nonetheless younger however a really targeted younger man, so it’s important to give him a while and hopefully not put lot of stress on him both, simply let him evolve as he evolves round and work his means up, that’s what we’re there to assist him to do,” Jayawardene added.