IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians’ new recruit Arjun Tendulkar hits first net session ahead of IPL debut- Mumbai Indians new signing worth Rs 20 lakh and son of Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar hit the first net session for IPL franchise on Friday. The bowling all-rounder had made his debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy earlier this year. The left-arm pacer joined the MI camp along with new signing Piyush Chawla and opening batsman Saurabh Tiwary in the training camp.
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Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan has said that all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar will need to prove himself in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I have spent a lot of time in the nets, trying to teach him some tricks of the trade, he is a hardworking kid, he is keen on learning, it is an exciting part. The added pressure of being Sachin Tendulkar’s son will always be on him, it is something he needs to live with, the environment of the team will help him. It will help him become a good cricketer, how many times a youngster gets picked in the auction and everyone is talking about him, he has to prove himself and he has to show everyone he has the goods,” Zaheer told ANI.
Rohit Sharma’s MI will face Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2021 on April 9.
Arjun has shown on many occasions that he can belong in the big stage if he continues his development. Notably, he scored a scintillating 106 in a Mumbai Under-16 match during Payyade Trophy. Also, in 2017, bowling at the England cricket team at Lord’s, Arjun had spoiled Jonny Bairstow’s net session with a toe-crushing yorker.
Moreover, Arjun is a left-arm seamer and has the ability to get the ball away from the batsman from an uncomfortable angle.