Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, called into Indian under-19 cricket squad

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India U-19 squad for one-days: Aryan Juyal (C) (wk), Anuj Rawat, Devdutt Padikkal, Atharva Taide, Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Ajay Devgaud, Y. Jaiswal, Mohit Jangra, Akash Pande and Pawan Shah. "They have selected Arjun Tendulkar on the basis of quality of genes so that if he plays well, they can later claim that the study of genetics was first done in ancient India". Arjun's action has had to be remodelled after he suffered from two stress fractures that ruled him out of cricket for close to a year in 2016-17. ESPNcricinfo understands his performances in Mumbai's age-group circuit also played a part.

The selection of Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, in the India U19 squad is a big step for the left-arm pacer before realising the ultimate dream of playing at the worldwide team.


Last year, Tendulkar was selected to the Mumbai Under-19 squad after impressing at lower levels, and he has represented the Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers. He picked up four wickets to bowl Namibia out for 49. "There are many under19 cricket Players who waiting for a chance..."

He's impressed the best Arjun has been part of a number of Indian and worldwide clubs, and during his visit to England few years back, he was able to impress none other than the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time, Wasim Akram. Arjun has trained under former India fast bowler Subroto Banerjee. In terms of swing, especially bringing the ball back into the right-hander, he's become a lot more accurate and hits the right areas. Besides, he also trains at the indoor academy at Lord's. Arjun also bowled in the India nets during the home series against New Zealand past year.


Harris Shield debut Arjun made his debut in the Harris Shield Tournament in 2011, the same tournament where his father Sachin was involved in an epic 664-run partnership with Vinod Kambli. "He is a slow medium bowler while Arjun is a quick bowler", the source told The Times of India. He had taken a four-for and slammed a 27-ball 48 earlier this year while participating in the Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge in Australia.

Arjun is one of the most-followed junior cricketers owing to his father's stature, which also attracts extra scrutiny and dealing with massive amounts of pressure.


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