The Mumbai Indians squad’s journey in IPL 2023 has been one of ups and downs, with the club dropping its first two games before winning its next three.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, has garnered the most attention during his trip to Mumbai. He has participated in four matches and already has three wickets to his name.
Shane Bond, the bowling coach for the Mumbai Indians, has also issued a comment on Arjun’s speed, stating that he will try to quicken Tendulkar’s current rate of 130 kmph.
Arjun has conceded 48 runs in 3 overs against Punjab Kings, with 31 runs coming in his single over. He did well on his comeback, though, by capturing one wicket for nine runs in just two overs against the Gujarat Titans.
Arjun was also protected by head coach Mark Boucher and team captain Rohit Sharma, and even after that game, he was given an opportunity against Gujarat.
At the same Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where his dad Sachin Tendulkar (Master Blaster) played his final international match in 2013, Arjun Tendulkar made his IPL debut on April 16. He subsequently lost his wicket and gave up 17 runs in two overs. Then, against Gujarat Titans, he made his presence known with the bat by hitting 13 runs in 9 balls and garnering media attention with one of his sixes. He also left Sachin Tendulkar behind, who on May 14, 2008, in his maiden IPL inning, managed only 12 runs in 16 balls.
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 9 wickets thanks to Sanath Jayasuriya’s knock of 114 from 48 balls. This meagre number indicated that Arjuna left his father behind.