Arjun Tendulkar, son of legend Sachin Tendulkar, continues to make headlines with his impressive performances.
The 18-year-old is currently in Australia to take part in Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge, a competition organized by the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Recently, playing for Cricketer’s Club of India against Hong Kong Cricket Club in a T20 match at the revered Bradman Oval, Arjun produced a sensational all-round performance as he clubbed 48 runs off 27 deliveries as an opener and also grabbed four wickets in four overs.
“I’m just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it’s unbelievable,” Arjun was quoted as saying by abc.net.au on Thursday.
While Sachin made his name as a batsman, breaking numerous records, his son has opted to become a fast bowler. He is a left-arm pacer who also bats left-handed.
“I just got stronger (growing up), grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren’t many in India,” the star kid said.
The six-foot-plus Arjun counts Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes among his role models.
Arjun carries enormous weight of expectations being the son of the Master Blaster but he is not affected by that. “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,” he added.
Arjun also shares a great friendship with England’s women cricketer Danielle Wyatt. The picture of the duo went viral on the internet when Wyatt posted it on her Twitter.