The English test cricket season got underway at the home of cricket, The Lord”s. England, led by Joe Root for the first time in Test cricket are playing 4 tests at home against South Africa.
It was a great moment for Sachin”s son Arjun as he got a shot at Englishmen in nets.He didn”t let it slip away without making an impression. He left Johnny Bairstow morning after a sensational yorker.
“Jonny Bairstow suffered an unexpected injury scare ahead of the first Test against South Africa at Lord”s. The 27-year-old was pinned on the foot by a yorker from the teenage son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Bairstow hobbled out of the nets after facing only one delivery from the 17-year-old Arjun Tendulkar,” a report on “Daily Mail” said.
Having his ancestry in England, he is eligible to represent England if he wishes to do so. Arjun, who was interested in football in his childhood before turning to cricket. Sachin says India WT20 win in 2007 was instrumental in developing his interest in cricket.
Unlike his father, Arjun bats left-handed and bowls left-arm medium pace. He is more a bowler who can swing his willow when required. Arjun’s first big cricketing achievement was a century in MCA U-14 selection trials. Arjun has traveled with his dad on tours of South Africa, Australia, England and other countries.
Being the son of a cricketing legend, people expect Arjun to follow his dad’s footsteps and emulate him or try to come closer to him in terms of records. However, that is too harsh for a young boy because his dad was once in a century kind of a player.
Sachin as a dad believes in not imposing cricket on his children and allowing them to express themselves in a field of their liking.
“I want my children to be judged as individuals. I had the freedom to express myself and chase my dreams. That’s what I want to do with my children. It is not fair to say that my son has to play cricket and my daughter has to do something… It’s their life. What I expect from people is to give them the freedom to express themselves.” said Sachin
– by Atharva Apte