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Arjun Tendulkar breaks into India U-19 squad

08 June, 2018, 08:13 | Author: Candice Daniels
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He was part of Mumbai's Under-19 squad in the Cooch Behar Trophy last season where he picked up two five-wicket hauls and a four-wicket haul.

It was during one of these sessions that Arjun yorked Jonny Bairstow to cause an injury scare ahead of the Test match against South Africa at Lord's past year.

This time, however, Indian great Sachin Tendulkar will be watching from the stands as his son, Arjun Tendulkar, takes the field for the Indian under-19 side.

Arjun's inclusion was hailed by Sachin Tendulkar fans, but there were many who attributed his selection for India Under-19 to nepotism. Arjun also bowled in the India nets during the home series against New Zealand previous year.

The news called for celebrations in the Tendulkar household with Arjun's legendary father expressing his happiness regarding his son's inclusion in the U-19 squad and said it's a big step forward. "He is a slow medium bowler while Arjun is quick bowler".

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Arjun has been named only for the squad that will play the four-day matches and not the one-dayers. Thanks to his father's recommendations, he is now part of the U-19 squad- and hundreds of more talented bowlers get ignored.

India U-19 squad for 2 four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C), Atharva Taide, Devdutt Padikkal, Aryan Juyal (WK), Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, YD Mangwani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Akash Pande, Mohit Jangra, Pawan Shah.

Arjun's all-round abilities also caught the eye during Cricket Club of India's tour to Australia previous year, where his presence in the tournament caught quite a bit of media attention.

His coach and former India global, Subroto Banerjee, had told Sportstar earlier that it is the dedication and hard work that has worked well for Arjun. Aryan Juyal will lead the one-day squad in the five-match series. "The selectors have given him a chance looking at his potential". Interestingly, he will groomed under Rahul Dravid now who is the coach of the U19 team which won the World Cup earlier this year.

Arjun Tendulkar, the son of former India captain Sachin Tendulkar, has been included in the four-day squad.

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