Son of Sachin Tendulkar; Arjun Tendulkar is currently in the UAE with the Mumbai Indians squad. The youngster is fine-tuning his skills under the watchful eyes of former fast bowlers – Zaheer Khan and Shan Bond, who are associated with the Mumbai squad.
Meanwhile, Arjun was initially spotted chilling with Mumbai players during a pool session. He was once again spotted in the stadium during Mumbai Indians game against Kolkata Knight Riders. While many pondered that he might have joined the defending champions, Arjun Tendulkar is not a part of the squad.
Arjun Tendulkar training under Zaheer and Bond
But Tendulkar is a part of the net bowlers and has been training hard alongside other bowlers under the guidance of bowling coach Shane Bond and director Zaheer Khan. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said that he has been working with the Mumbai Indians unit for the last three months.
“He has been with the team for the last three months as part of the net-bowling team and has been simultaneously working on his game under Zaheer and Bond’s guidance. A very disciplined kid, he is keen to grab as much from not just working under the coaching staff, but also by bowling to the top quality batters in the team,” the source said.
Meanwhile, his is not the first time, he has been seen in camps. Previously, Arjun had trained with the Mumbai side beside training with the Indian cricket team and England cricket team. During the 2017 Women’s World Cup, Arjun had bowled to Team India ahead of their final against England.
In the same year, he had nearly injured England batsman Jonny Bairstow with a yorker in the nets. Arjun Tendulkar is yet to make his debut for Mumbai Ranji side. He earned his maiden and only India U19 call-up in 2018 but was not eligible for this year’s U-19 World Cup because of his age. Later in November in the same year, he had impressed in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. Arjun also made a mark in the Mumbai T20 league.
Last year, Arjun Tendulkar had made it to Mumbai’s U23 side as well. Earlier this year, the selectors included the all-rounder Mumbai’s U23 Col. CK Nayudu Trophy too.