Arjun Tendulkar only brought by MI: Father’s fame or talent?

Ground Report | New Delhi: The son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar was bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) for Rs 30 lakh in the Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL 2022) mega auction in Bengaluru. Arjun was bought by Mumbai Indians in 2021 for Rs 20 lakh.

Key Points

  • Is he facing bought due to name of Tendulkar?
  • In 2021, Arjun brought by Mumbai India for Rs.20 Lakh.
  • Arjun remained uncapped and didn’t get a chance to make hids debute in IPL.
  • Gujarat Titans also bet on him.

Arjun Tendulkar, son of former Indian batsman legend Sachin Tendulkar, has returned to Mumbai Indians(MI) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). The left-arm bowling all-rounder bag with a deal of Rs.30 lakh as Mumbai bought him.

The titans began the bid at Arjun’s base price of Rs 20 lakh and tried to snap his at Rs.25 Lakh. But eventually, MI made the final move and snapped away the youngster.

Why Arjun Tendulkar?

Mumbai Indian head coach Mahela Jayawardene said , the side picked Arjun Tendulkar purely picked of his skill sets. The former Sri Lankan cricketer also said left-arm medium-pacer will learn and evolve his game with time.

“We have looked at it purely on his skill basis. I mean there is going to be big tag on his head because of Sachin. But luckily, he’s a bowler not a bats man. So I think Sachin will be very proud if he could bowl like Arjun”, ESPNcricinfo quoted Jayawardene as saying.

Arjun has played only two T20s. He debuted in a match against Haryana. In December 2021, he was named in Ranji Squad of Mumbai.

Arjun, part of Nepotism

Question arrises in many mind, Is this part of nepotism?

Some called him a ‘nepotism product’ while a few went too far ahead and termed the all-rounder as the official water boy of Mumbai Indians. 

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