Sachin Baby and Arjun Tendulkar are two different people. That's it. That's the joke. A joke that took off and landed on desi Twitter on Thursday during the IPL Auction 2021.
Sachin Baby, a 32-year-old cricketer from Kerala, was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a base price of Rs 20 lakh for IPL 2021 season. Notably, it was the same day when South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris became the costliest ever buy in IPL Auction history after he was bought for Rs 16.25 crore by Rajasthan Royals.
Then Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14.25 crore for the IPL 2021 season.
Although these buys did make some noise online, the fact that Sachin Baby was picked by RCB in the same auction that legendary Sachin Tendulkar's cricketer son Arjun Tendulkar was a part of, gave birth to inevitable memes that chirped more on the bird app.
RCB bought wrong Sachin Baby — Aivy (@Aivy_one8) February 18, 2021
Wait! Sachin baby and Arjun Tendulkar are not same?— St. Barkus Maximus (@MaximusBarkus) February 18, 2021
Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, displayed some fine all-round skills as he smashed a 31-ball unbeaten 77 and picked up three wickets for 41 runs in a local Mumbai tournament recently. He has enlisted for IPL 2021 Auctions with a base price of Rs 20 Lakh.