Internet Desk: All eyes were on Arjun Tendulkar, the son of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar when he debuted at Bradman Oval in the global T20 series on Thursday.
The master blaster first visited the historic cricket ground at at Bowral in the NSW southern highlands back in 2014. The junior Tendulkar too felt privileged to play at the ground which is named after Sir Don Bradman.
“I’m just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it’s unbelievable,” Arjun was quoted as saying by abc.net.au today.
Tendulkar has been known as the ‘God of Cricket’ for his brilliant batting, but it’s Arjun’s bowling which stunned everyone today.
“I used to play taekwondo, cricket football, swimming and somehow cricket kicked in and everything else took a back seat,” the 18-year-old said.
“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.”
Arjun bowled four overs at Bradman Oval and took four wickets at the Bradman Oval. Beside that Arjun also opened the batting where he scored 48 runs from 27 deliveries.
On being asked whether he has any extra pressure about being the son of Legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun said,”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.”