Arjun Tendulkar sold to Mumbai Indians
Sachin Tendulkar will now officially mentor his son Arjun, as the young Tendulkar has been bought by Mumbai Indians at the IPL 2021 auction.
The five-time IPL champions bought Arjun at his base price of INR 20 lakh.
Arjun, a left-hand batsman and a left-arm medium fast bowler, had previous experiences of doing net sessions with the Mumbai franchise.
He was also seen in the UAE with the squad during the 13th edition of the cash-rich tournament late last year.
So, it was just a matter of time for Arjun to officially join the Mumbai Indians, a side that his father also played for.
And the speculations came true on Thursday (February 18), when Arjun was picked at his base price by Mumbai after being the last player to go under the hammer in the auction.
Arjun has recently made his senior debut as well, as he played for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, and got one wicket for 34 runs. He, however, did not get to face any ball after coming to bat the 11th position.
Earlier, he has also represented Mumbai Under-19 and India Under-19 sides. In June 2018, he was first picked for India Under-19 fpr two four-day matches in Sri Lanka.
On last February 14, Arjun played an unbeaten 77-run knock off just 31 balls in the 73rd Police Invitation Shield Cricket tournament. He also picked up three wickets to help The all-rounder also scalped three MIG Cricket Club win the match by 194 runs.
Mumbai’s other buys from the auction: Nathan Coulter Nile (5 crore), Adam Milne (3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (2.4 crore), James Neesham (50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (20 lakh), Marco Jansen (20 lakh).