Chennai: South African Chris Morris has made headlines after the Rajasthan Royals bought him at a historic price ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Australians Glenn Maxwell, Jay Richardson and New Zealand’s Kyle Jamison are also in the news for the huge price they have paid. We also saw a star who got news importance with them or more than them, even though they only got the base price. Arjun Tendulkar is a young star who was always in the news even before the star auction. Sachin Tendulkar’s son!
Reached the auction as the last to reach the crease. There was only one team to call. The base price received was only Rs 20 lakh. The 21-year-old Arjun Tendulkar has been included in the Mumbai Indians’ auction squad amid ridicule that he was growing up in the shadow of his father. Will Tendulkar have an impact on the Mumbai Indians’ acquisition of Arjun, who does not claim to have a great record in domestic cricket? Doubt is natural. There were also jokes on social media that Arjun was bought by Mumbai as if he was grading a seat in the ‘management quota’. Pranav Dhanwade, the son of a Mumbai-based auto driver who broke the world record of 1009 off 327 balls a few years back, is also widely circulated.
Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has claimed that he did not see the ‘Tendulkar’ in the name and brought Arjun to the Mumbai Indians team. According to Chopra, Arjun, who excels in bowling despite being a bowler, has been given the opportunity to excel. Arjun also has years of experience bowling in the nets for the Mumbai Indians.
‘This time Mumbai got the only Tendulkar that can be bought with money. Because the other Tendulkar (Sachin) has never been auctioned. Arjun’s name came up for auction and they bought it ‘- said Chopra.
‘It is true that Arjun can learn a lot with the Mumbai Indians. He has a father who can teach him the best lessons. He now has the opportunity to be part of the best team in the IPL. The experience here will definitely help him, ”said Chopra.
‘Arjun has taken wickets for Mumbai. Arjun was bought by Mumbai Indians not only because Tendulkar is with him. Seeing his performance too. They wanted Arjun. They bought him. That’s all ‘- Chopra said.
Zaheer says Arjun has to prove himself
Mumbai Indians bowling consultant Zaheer Khan, who bought the player at auction, said his experience with the Mumbai Indians team would help him grow in his cricket career.
‘I spent a lot of time with Arjun to teach him some lessons during training. Arjun is a person who is ready to work hard. Always trying to learn something new. That is the important thing. Arjun is always under pressure to name Tendulkar’s son. It will always be with you. ‘ – Said Zaheer.
‘My hope is that the atmosphere in the Mumbai Indians team will help him. He can be a good cricketer. How many times have there been such detailed discussions about young players who have been bought at auction before? Now it is up to Arjun to prove his mettle and show what he can do, ”said Zaheer.
Thanks to everyone: Arjun
Arjun Tendulkar has posted a video thanking everyone for bringing him to the Mumbai Indians team in the star auction.
‘I have been a big fan of Mumbai Indians since I was young. Thanks to the coaches, team owners and support staff who put their trust in me. Mumbai Indians are looking forward to wearing the jersey, ”said Arjun.
English Summary: Arjun Tendulkar was not picked by Mumbai Indians just because of his surname – Aakash Chopra