Sydney: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar has already started to make a name for himself in the cricketing circles. The 18-year-old who has been performing well at the domestic level, have now earned himself recognition and praise internationally as well.
Arjun is currently taking part in on-going global Twenty20 series in Australia, organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground. The youngster who was representing Cricket Club of India during the tournament performed brilliantly to pick up four wickets in four overs and also scored a quick-fire 48 runs off 27 balls in a match played at the Bradman Oval ground.
Speaking to abc.net.au Arjun said, "I'm just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it's unbelievable,".
While Sachin Tendulkar, belted bowlers all over the ground with his batting skills, his son Arjun is turning head with his bowling skills. The left arm bowler who developed liking for pace from his childhood days considers Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes as his role model. "I just got stronger, grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren't many in India."
It is not always that you see cricketer’s son succeeding at the international stage, but Arjun Tendulkar is determined to make a name for himself with his own abilities and said that he was taking some advice from his dad. "[He says] just play fearlessly, play for your team, be a team man and give everything you've got," Arjun said.
In a country where cricket is considered a religion, Arjun wants to take his own time to enjoy the game and avoid taking the pressure.
"I don't take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to," he added.