With nepotism being the trending topic, it has become all the more difficult to maintain legacies. And if you are the son of the cricketing god in a cricket-obsessed country, the path is not easy. You must have already guessed that we are talking about none other than Arjun Tendulkar.
Even before he set his foot on the cricket field, there were comparisons, expectations, and lot more. “Son of God” is how is Arjun is most often identified as. Will he be able to surpass his father’s achievements? Will he break his records? Is he going to be a batsman like his father?
He must have talent in his genes, but the hard work is his own. He is has access to the best resources and guidance, but the dedication is his own. Living under the shadow of his father is not easy, hence he is finding his own path.
A humble, down-to-earth teenager, Arjun Tendulkar knows he is meant for bigger things in life, and he is taking a step at a time without getting overwhelmed.
Arjun Sachin Tendulkar
20 (as of 2019)
Date of Birth
24 September 1999
Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar
Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Arjun Tendulkar Biography
Arjun is practising by bowling to the women’s team preparing for the world cup. He also participated in an NCA residential camp in Dharamshala. Arjun’s pace and accuracy has improved tremendously in the last few years.
At the Cooch Behar Trophy 2017-18, he took 19 wickets in just 5 games for Mumbai Under-19 and impressed everyone.
He has also experimented with his batting. He opened for CCI XI in Adelaide and scored 48.
Arjun was also picked up to play against Namibia in England as a part of the MCC Under-19 squad. He picked up four wickets in the game. The youngster then made his U-19 India debut against Sri Lanka in 2019.
Arjun Tendulkar Height
Sachin Tendulkar was widely known as “Little Master” during his heydays, and that was for a reason. After all, he was just 5′ 4″ high, ranking him amongst the shortest cricketers in the world.
His daughter, Sara Tendulkar, is 5’4″ in height as well. However, Jr. Tendulkar is an exception here. Arjun Tendulkar is an astonishing 6’3″ high, almost a foot taller than his father. No wonder he chose bowling over batting!
Arjun in Mumbai T20 League
Arjun was bought by Aakash Tigers MWS team of the T20 Mumbai League for a stunning INR 5 lakh in 2019. The captain of his U-19 team, Anuj Rawat and teammate Atharva Taide spoke to Sportstar, about their talented teammate Arjun.
“He can clock up to 140 kmph and above. He is very quick; very useful on green wickets. Arjun can bowl the knuckleball, he can use it wisely. He can also swing the ball both ways and keep the batsman under pressure.” said Rawat.
“He has lots of ideas when it comes to bowling because he has spent a lot of time with senior coaches and cricketers. So he has developed those ideas [where to keep the bowl, which areas to bowl]. Now he has the pace and fitness, he has played India U-19 and the T20 Mumbai League is the best thing for him at the moment. Everybody is favouring him and he is doing the right things at the right time,” Taide added.
Arjun is also capable of hitting long sixes and continuously practises at the nets.
They both also spoke about how humble Arjun is.
“He never had a starry vibe. Arjun was a normal boy and it was a nice experience playing with him. He is the most humble person around. He will never show that he is the son of the great Tendulkar,” they said.
Arjun Tendulkar weaves his magic! ✨
— T20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019
Arjun played his first match for Aakash Tigers MWS against Triumphs Knights MNE. He gave a superb all-round performance in the match. With a lot of control over his bowling, he bowled over everyone.
He managed to pick up a wicket in the second over and gave a tidy overs in the powerplay. He also went on to score 23 runs from 19 balls. The costliest buy is turning out to be absolutely worth the money for Aakash Tigers.
The Little Master unleashes himself! ??
— T20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019
Arjun Tendulkar Family
Arjun is Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar’s second born. He has an older sister, Sara Tendulkar. He is training to be a left-arm fast bowler.
The bowling prodigy has developed an outswinger’s action perfectly. He is also an ideal lower middle-order batsman. However, Arjun wants to focus on his bowling.
Arjun is improving his bowling technique under the able guidance of Atul Gaikwad, an expert in biomechanics and aerodynamics of fast bowling. He has already received guidance from Subroto Banerjee, another stalwart. He joined the Karnala Sports Academy in Panvel to hone his skills.
Interesting Facts about Arjun Tendulkar
- Not many are aware of the scare that Arjun got in 2016-17. He suffered two stress fractures, which affected his bowling. Fortunately, coach Atul Gaikwad remodelled his bowling action and Arjun was able to bounce back stronger.
- “It hasn’t been an easy journey for Arjun. I’ve seen that boy very closely. From suffering back-to-back stress fractures three years ago to struggling with a spate of injuries, he has worked very hard to get here,” Gaikwad was quoted by the Times of India.
- At MCA’s U-14 tournament 2012, Arjun made his maiden hundred.
- Arjun can bowl over 135 km/h consistently.
- Being an upcoming bowler, Arjun considers Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes his idols.
- Arjun has already managed to impress the best in the world of cricket. During his visit to England, Arjun got an opportunity to impress none other than Wasim Akram. Akram was super impressed by the youngster.
- He was quoted by the Times of India, “He is a 15-year-old who is like any other kid in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka – he’s very enthusiastic about his cricket. I told him a little about fitness, on wrist positioning and I explained to him how to bring the ball back onto the right-hander.”
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— Filmfare (@filmfare) December 12, 2018
Pehle dono baap jeet te the ab uske bete ke saath bhi woh hi cheez jaari hai ?
Both Aakash Tigers and Arjun on debut did very well.
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) May 14, 2019
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) August 11, 2018
Tendulkar Jr. has a really long way to go. It is very heartening to see that he is treading on this path with humility and hard work. We wish him all the success and hope he reaches greater heights.