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Arjun Tendulkar's Five-Wicket Haul Helps Mumbai Beat Gujarat in Vinoo Mankad Trophy

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 7, 2018, 11:42 AM IST
Arjun Tendulkar's Five-Wicket Haul Helps Mumbai Beat Gujarat in Vinoo Mankad Trophy

Arjun Tendulkar (Reuters)

It's not easy to live up to the expectations if your father has over 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in international cricket, but 19-year-old Arjun Tendulkar seems to be making all the right moves in a short span of his cricketing career.

Playing for Mumbai in the 2018-19 Vinoo Mankad Under-19 One-Day trophy, Arjun picked 5 for 30 in his 8.2 overs and helped his team defeat Gujarat by nine wickets in their first encounter at the Kholvad Gymkhana Ground in Surat.

The left-arm pacer dismantled Gujarat's top-order by removing their top-three batsmen in the space of four overs. He then returned and picked two of the last three wickets to fall to complete a five-wicket haul. Chasing 143, Suved Parkar (67*) top-scored for Mumbai as they got the job done with 12 overs to spare.

His performance earned him praise from Gujarat Under-19 coach as well as the senior team coach, Vijay Patel. “Arjun bowled very well. He deserved the five-wicket haul. He bowled a brilliant spell," he told Times of India.

“I am not saying good about him just because he is the son of Sachin Tendulkar. I had seen him bowl some three to four years back when he had come with the U-16 team in Ahmedabad. He has improved vastly. He has also gained valuable experience after his stint with the Under-19 Indian team.”

In July this year, Arjun's performance had come under scrutiny after he only managed three wickets and 14 runs for India Under-19 in the two four-day games against Sri Lanka.
First Published: October 7, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

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