Mumbai: Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary Indian Sachin Tendulkar, has registered for the IPL 2021 auction. The Mumbai all-rounder has set his base price at Rs 20 lakh. Tendulkar remained with the Mumbai Indians as a net bowler for a few years and also traveled to the UAE for the IPL 2020.
Despite representing India Under-19s in Test matches, Arjun Tendulkar was not eligible for the previous season, as he did not play domestic cricket. Tendulkar recently made his debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Mumbai. Although he did not score more runs in the tournament, the left-arm fast bowler gave away 67 runs in 7 overs and took 2 wickets.
Now that he is about to enter his first IPL auction, it will be interesting to see which team buys the all-rounder. Since he has been part of the Mumbai Indians set-up for a few years, the five-time Champions Mumbai may bid for him.
Experience of Arjun
Despite playing only two matches at senior level, Arjun has an experience of bowling to international batsmen. She was one of the net bowlers of the Indian women’s team on the eve of the final of the 2017 World Cup.
He also bowled to English batsmen and once injured Johnny Bairstow with a tow-crushing yorker. In 2017, Arjun was seen bowling to Indian batsmen at the Wankhede Stadium.
The following year he bowled the Indian team in the nets in the UK. Arjun has experience of bowling with top-level batsmen and if he is selected, he can make his IPL debut.
Australian Pacer Mitchell Starc has decided to enter the IPL 2021 auction. The left-arm fast bowler has not played the IPL since 2015. Sreesanth, who played IPL in 2013, has entered his name for auction. Sreesanth has recently returned to Indian cricket for Kerala.