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Updated: January 10, 2013 18:44 IST

Tendulkar’s son selected for Mumbai U-14 squad

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Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar in action in Mumbai. File photo: PTI
PTI Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar in action in Mumbai. File photo: PTI

Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun has been selected to play for Mumbai U-14 in the West Zone leg matches of the BCCI tournament which will be held in Ahmedabad from January 20 to February 1.

Arjun, who is 13-year-old, bats left-handed and scored his maiden century at the U-14 level for Khar Gymkhana at the Cross Maidan against Goregaon Centre.

His innings of 124 had 14 boundaries and a six which helped Khar Gymkhana beat GC by an innings and 21 runs. This century helped break into the Mumbai U-14 probables list for an off-season training.

The teenager has been in the news in junior cricket circle in Mumbai for his all-round abilities as he once scalped eight for 22 bowling left-arm pace for Dhirubhai Ambani International School helping them beat Jamnabai Narsee School, back in November 2011.

Born on September 24, 1999, Arjun often goes to the stadium to watch his father play.

Mumbai U-14 Squad: Akash Savla, Darshan Padare, Vaishnav Narvekar, Tanush Kotian, Arjun Tendulkar, Azim Shaikh, Omkar Rahate, Abhishek Shetty, Agni Chopra, Druv Vedak, Hashir Dafedar, Manas Raikar, Jay Dave, Jahangir Ansari, Yash Joshi.

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There is nothing wrong if he follows the footsteps of his father and
gets the attention as long as he performs. Its evident he has earned his
place in side after performing with both bat and ball. There is nothing
to bash about it comparing it with dynasty politics. Such a thing wont
work here. Look at ROhan Gavaskar for example at international level. So
lets the give the kid some space and let him perform.

from:  Sukumar
Posted on: Jan 12, 2013 at 07:50 IST

Sitting in SOuth Africa reading this, as full on South African and Proteas supporter, this is scary news for us for the future!!!! Great for Indian and world cricket, imagine he follows in his dads footsteps but can also keep on pace-bowling....weow!!!

from:  Daniel Stoffberg
Posted on: Jan 10, 2013 at 21:55 IST

We Indians boast about being the biggest democracy, but we give so much attention to dynasities and we celebrate it..Filmstar's / politician's / sport star's sons/duaghter enrty into thier respective films. No matter how poor performers they are, we adore them...We take for granted that they would be as goos as thier many children or Nobel Laureate have won a Nobel Prize?

Enrty of a commoner with good skills it at stake here and we are not bothered...Stop this celebrations and reporting of nepotism...

from:  Abdul Syed
Posted on: Jan 10, 2013 at 21:11 IST

Best wishes for him...

from:  Kiran
Posted on: Jan 10, 2013 at 21:02 IST
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