Children of prominent cricketers choosing the same career path is not a new thing in India. There are lots of examples for the same including the likes of Stuart Binny and Rohan Gavaskar. By the look of the things, a new name is likely to be added to the list. Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is already a prominent cricket player at the junior level. But he was never in the pool of top-level Indian domestic players. But if the present rumours are to be believed he will be part of the Mumbai Indian’s team for this year’s IPL. Can’t believe it? The proof for the same is in his Instagram account.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar shared an image on his Instagram stories where he can be seen chilling in the pool alongside Mumbai Indian’s players. Arjun is not officially a part of the Mumbai Indians squad that is to play the IPL in UAE. It is believed that he is part of the team as a net bowler. Every IPL franchisee is allowed to carry a number of net bowlers with them. His caption of “Rest days are the best” has kept the fans wondering.
Even though Arjun is a net bowler in IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians could still sign him if any of their in-squad players are ruled out of the tournament due to an injury or other commitments. As per the present SOPs and rules, BCCI may allow the franchises to pick a replacement from the set of players who are already in UAE in case of any injury to the current set of players.
This is not the first time that Arjun has been spotted training in the MI camp, he was part of the team in the previous years as well. The left-arm seamer was also once part of the net bowlers that bowled to team India. He has also bowled to the Indian Women’s team ahead of the 2017 World Cup final. May be the UAE IPL could provide him an opportunity to break into an IPL side without naming himself in the auction, just like Prasidh Krishna made it to the KKR side in 2018.
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