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India U19 an important milestone in Arjun’s career: Sachin Tendulkar

32933Before he went about breaking all the major batting records in international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, in his first-ever cricketing trials, turned up as a fast bowler. While that did not go as planned, his 18-year-old son has made it to the India U19 team as a fast bowler. 

The All-India Junior Selection Committee picked him in the squad that will play two four-day games against hosts Sri Lanka. This is Arjun’s maiden call-up to the India U-19 side, which will be led by Anuj Rawat and coached by WV Raman. Arjun was part of the India U19 camp held recently in Dharamsala. 

While he can bowl at a lively pace, Arjun is an all-rounder. He has batted and at No.3 and also in the middle-order. 

The news of Arjun making it to the India U19 team naturally created a lot of buzz with social media going into a tizzy. The proud father who is currently in London was pleased to see his son make the cut. 

“We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” the Master said.

India U19 squad for 2 four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (WK) (DDCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK) (UPCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Arjun Tendulkar (MCA), Nehal Wadhera (PCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA).