Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary figure of Indian cricket might have just moved out of the limelight craze but his essence of being in Indian dugout will forever remain in the heart of Indians. And now that essence has got it expansion with the introduction of junior Tendulkar making his way to the Indian squad. Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Sachin Tendulkar, might not be seen in the National side but its sojourn of such got its rolling wings as he has been named in the India Under-19 squad for two four-day matches in Sri Lanka in July.
Arjun who irrespective of his father is left-arm quick previously had been picked in the Mumbai Under-19 one-day side. That time he played in the JY Lele invitational tournament in September. He had also used his quick swing in the nets that too in the lead-up to the Lord’s Test between England and South Africa in 2017. There he had sent Jonny Bairstow off with an injury scare when he struck him on the toe with a yorker. Arjun also has been seen to be bowled in the India nets during the home series against New Zealand last year.
However, he had a tough luck as he couldn’t find a place in the one-day squad that will play five games against Sri Lanka. The captain of the Four-day squad is the 18-year-old Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat, who has played three Ranji Trophy games so far. On the other end, the one-day squad would be led by 16-year-old Uttar Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman Aryan Juyal. He had also played two matches in the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy earlier this year.