Arjun, son of legendary Sachin Tendulkar, grabbed headlines on Thursday after he was picked by defending champions Mumbai Indians on the IPL 2021 Public sale in Chennai. Arjun, the final participant to be purchased on the mini-auction, was snapped up by the Mumbai outfit at his base worth of INR 20 lakh.
It was hardly a shock provided that he has been a web bowler for the franchise for the previous two-three seasons. After being purchased by the Rohit Sharma-led aspect, Arjun thanked the coaches, house owners and the assist workers for displaying religion in him.
“I want to thank the coaches, house owners and the assist workers for displaying religion in me,” mentioned Arjun in a video shared by Mumbai Indians on Twitter.
After Arjun was picked within the public sale, his sister Sara Tendulkar additionally lauded him and shared a narrative on Instagram. “No person can take this achievement away from you. It’s yours,” she wrote.
Head coach of Mumbai Indians, Mahela Jayawardene, additionally backed Arjun to evolve his means up and mentioned that the franchise has picked him solely on the idea of skills-set.
“Now we have checked out it purely on a skills-basis, I imply, there’s going to be a giant tag on his head, due to Sachin, however fortunately he’s a bowler, not a batsman, so I feel, Sachin shall be very proud if he might bowl like Arjun,” Jayawardene mentioned at a digital press convention held after the public sale.
Mumbai Indians proprietor Akash Ambani additionally praised Arjun’s ‘stunning’ skill-set and identified that there usually are not many gamers in world cricket who can bowl and bat left-handed.
“Arjun has a phenomenal skill-set, he’s a left-arm quick bowler and might bat left-arm, there usually are not lots of these in world cricket, however it is vitally essential that his course of and development occurs as another younger cricketer’s progressions occur,” mentioned Ambani