|Arjun Tendulkar, the 12-year-old son of the Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, has already started following his dad’s footsteps. After smashing his first century just a month ago, the “littler master” has been chosen as a probable for the under-14 off season training camp, which will be organized by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Arjun’s superb knock of 124, which helped Khar Gymkhana beat Goregaon Centre by an innings and 21 runs, has raised a lot of questions for the little man’s future and where he’s headed. In that match, he had hit 14 fours and a six, and the victory took his team to the final of the MCA trials tournament.
Now, let’s rewind a little bit.
Arjun Tendulkar was born on the 24th of September, 1999. Since he could barely walk, he has been seen going to watch his father play and enthusiastically cheer for him.
He debuted at the national level last year in the Cadence Trophy in Pune. A left-handed batsman unlike his father, Arjun has been in the news since then. In his debut tournament, he made 69 off 35 balls against PCMC Varroc Vengsarkar CA.
Arjun also bowls left-arm pace, and has been impressing one and all for quite some time now. In November 2011, his bowling for Dhirubhai Ambanim International School helped them beat Jamnabhai Narsee School. His figures at the end of the match stood at 8-22.
This young man has all the qualities of his father and more, and if he can keep it up for the next couple of years, he’ll be playing alongside his father someday, if the little master doesn’t retire till then.