Arjun Tendulkar is the groundsman in the news from the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
The Groundsmen have been the most active and occupied performers during the second England-India Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday and Friday. Tendulkar Junior, Arjun has hogged the most limelight among the team of people working overtime to make the ground playable.
First day of the second Test between hosts England and India was completely washed out on Thursday. There have been more interruptions than action on Friday as India were forced to take an early lunch.
Overcast conditions have cost India the three top order batsmen (including Chetershwar Pujara’s run out) in eight overs and three balls for a mere 15 runs when the rain interrupted play yet again. The Indians have been at the mercy of the hostile conditions and the English bowlers.
Amidst all this, there is one Indian who has been hailed by the authorities at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. The praise for Tendulkar Jr, Arjun is showered on the official twitter handle of the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The 18-year-old Arjun, son of unarguably the most successful international batsman Sachin Tendulkar, was helping the Lord’s ground staff to make the rain-hit Lord’s ground playable. “ Arjun Tendulkar! Not only has he been training with @MCCYC4L recently & but he has also been lending a helping hand to our Groundstaff!” reads the Lord’s Cricket Ground tweet.
Arjun was also seen bowling to Virat Kohli as the India nets. A left-arm medium pacer, Arjun has made his international debut for the India Under-19 in the Colts’ ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka.