Here is the Story of Arjun Tendulkar, the Junior Master Blaster in Making

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Arjun Tendulkar

Empty streets even on Monday, Fireworks and it’s not even Diwali, crowded shops without a sale, all employees applying for sick leaves all of a sudden. Whenever you see this scenario the only guess is it’s a Cricket match. More than festivals, cricket unites the Indians most & as soon as anyone hears the word Cricket what’s the first word that comes to mind? Sachin Tendulkar. There is also a saying if cricket is a religion then Sachin is a god. To continue the legacy on the ground Arjun Tendulkar is all set to debut in the IPL 2021. Here’s everything we know about the next big thing in cricket – Arjun Tendulkar!

Exploring the Early Life of Arjun Tendulkar

Born and raised in mumbai Arjun is 21 year old and son of sachin tendulkar and anjali tendulkar. He completed his schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai and always wanted to be a cricket player. Just like his father, he started playing at an early age. At age of 8 master blaster arranged a cricket coaching club for his son. He has an elder sister Sara Tendulkar that is following her mother’s footsteps and completed her education in medicine from University College London. 

Arjun Tendulkar
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Teams & Tournaments

Arjun Tendulkar is passionate about cricket and has been practising it since early ages. He was part of the cricket team in his school and he took 8 wickets for 22 runs against Jamnabai Narsee school.  He played his first national-level match in the year 2011  at the cadence trophy tournament in Pune. In the Under – 14 match. He registered his first century against Goregaon centre in the year 2012 & selected to play the BCCI tournament Under – 14 west zone leg matches. He was selected for the Sri Lanka tour under -19 in the year 2018. He was under limelight during the whole Sri Lanka tour and took his international wicket by dismissing Kamil Mishara. At the start of the year 2021, he made his debut in the Twenty20 series in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. With all these debuts he is all set to make his IPL debut in 2021.

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True Mumbaikar

Arjun was always fascinated by his father’s cricket career and wanted to be a part of the Mumbai Indians team in IPL just like his father was. In IPL auction 2021, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians team at the base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.

Official Twitter team of Mumbai Indians posted a tweet welcoming him & also released a video of Arjun in another tweet where he quoted “He is a die-hard fan of Mumbai Indians & cant wait to wear blue & gold ” 

Nepotism vs. Talent

Whether it’s a debut in Bollywood movies or in cricket, no star kid is ever spared from the nepotism battle. Seven Years later after his father’s retirement from IPL, Arjun Tendulkar will be playing for Mumbai Indians in 2021. The news of Arjun Tendulkar playing for Mumbai Indians resulted in a battle of nepotism vs. talent. Arjun Tendulkar received a lot of hate & negativity on social media before making his debut in IPL. Arjun Tendulkar has remained calm and is only focused on his game and has not commented on any of this. Many actors came in support of Arjun Tendulkar, Farhan Akhtar tweeted “Don’t murder his enthusiasm & weigh him down before he’s begun.” Out of 8 years, Mumbai Indians have taken home the IPL trophy 5 times. Let’s see how Arjun Tendulkar rolls at his maiden IPL season.

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Like Father Like Son

Here a fact you probably didn’t know – Sachin Tendulkar always wanted to a bowler. Yes, we are not kidding! God of cricket that has unmatched records in batting always wanted to be a bowler. It was an Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee who advised Sachin to quit bowling and start focusing on his batting. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree & Arjun Tendulkar is not a batsman but a fast pace bowler. Arjun Tendulkar wants to achieve what his father couldn’t. The dream of giving Team India, the fast bowler they require. He is an all-rounder but loves bowling. In an interview with BBC, he revealed that revealed his reason for becoming a bowler. 

“I just grew taller and got stronger. And I just loved bowling fast in my childhood. So I thought I might as well be a fast bowler because there’s not many in India”

In the same interview, he revealed that his father is not his favourite cricketer. Arjun Tendulkar’s favourite cricketers are Australian left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes.  

This is Just a Start for Arjun Tendulkar!

Arjun Tendulkar is an all-rounder, his batting style is left-handed bat & bowling style is a left-arm pacer. Arjun always had the best guidance, coaches, and resources available. His coach is Atul Gaikwad that is known for his biomechanics and aerodynamics of fast bowling. In 2016, he was in the spotlight for bowling to the Indian women’s team during practice session World Cup final at Lord’s. Arjun also bowled a yorker to one of England’s best batsman Jonny Bairstow that even left him an injury scare. he was part of Sri Lanka tour & NCA residential camp in dharmashala. In Mumbai Under – 19, he registered 19 wickets in 5 games at Cooch Behar Trophy, Under-19 in England, he dismissed 4 batsmen in the year 2017. 

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Fitness Goals of Arjun Tendulkar

If he is not practising in the nets another place you will find Arjun Tendulkar is in the gym. He absolutely loves his workout sessions and often posts his workout videos on his Instagram handle. Cricketers have to workout as it is a process of their training process. He practices some of the very complex & power weight training exercises. He is acing his workout session & inspiring everyone to hit the gym!

Credits – My Medical Mantra

To continue his father’s legacy, make an identity that he is more than the son of a famous cricketer,  shutting down the trolls that said everything was served on a silver platter to him & giving team India the Fast bowler they need. Arjun Tendulkar has a lot of shoes to fill in. He works hard & is focused on his game. The pressure is real but we are sure Arjun Tendulkar will perform marvellously in the future & can’t wait for his performance in IPL 2021. The IPL 2020 will begin on 9 April 2021 and guess what the first match is between Mumbai Indian & Royal Challengers Bangalore. For more such awesome content, follow Leverage Edu!

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