New Delhi: Arjun, Sachin Tendulkar's son, slammed the first century of his blooming career in the Mumbai Cricket Association's Under-14 selection trials held at the Cross Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday. (Pics)
The 12-year old made 124 to help Khar Gymkhana beat Goregaon Centre by an innings and 21 runs and enter the final of the tournament. He hit 14 boundaries and a six during his knock.
Arjun, who is a left hander unlike his father, had scored 64 runs in his previous match during this MCA summer vacation tournament that also serves as selection trials to the U-14 team.
Arjun made his debut at the national level in January last year in the Cadence Trophy in Pune. He has been in news since then. In the same tournament this year, he made 65 off 39 balls against PCMC Varroc Vengsarkar CA.
Arjun, who also bowls left-arm pace, impressed everyone with his bowling prowess when he finished with figures of eight for 22 that helped Dhirubhai Ambani International School beat Jamnabai Narsee School in November 2011.
Born on 24th September 1999, Arjun is often seen going to the stadium to watch his father play and enthusiastically cheering for him.
Brief scores (S-F): Goregaon Centre 143 (Pranay Pandit 6/25) & 178 (Sammit Pawar 74*, Anand Williams 53, Pranay Pandit 6/43) lost to Khar Gymkhana 342 (Arjun Tendulkar 124, Varun Lawande 94, Darshan Borkar 4/30, Vignesh Solanki 4/68); Chembur Gym Centre 219 (Maxwell Swaminathan 66, Ashutosh Jaiswal 5/61) beat Kandivali Centre 74 (Rajveer Kaushal 4/19)