Jr Tendulkar picked up 5/95 in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy | India TV
Jr Tendulkar picked up 5/95 in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy | India TV

Arjun Tendulkar, the left-handed all-rounder, and son of the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was highly praised by Vidarbha Cricket Association Coach Subroto Banerjee for his hard work at nets.

As a celebrity kid, Arjun Tendulkar has been always in the limelight, but the 18-year-old all-rounder caught attention when he slammed debut ton in the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Under-14 selection trials in 2012. Since then, his cricketing career has been going through an up-down patch.

Now, Jr. Tendulkar, who is especially known for his seam bowling, made news for his stunning show in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, taking five wickets (5/95) in the last day’s play between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh at the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy.

Subroto Banerjee, former Indian pacer, and an old friend of Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said that Arjun is on the right track, but says the all-rounder have to do a lot to make his father happy as the legendary batsman wouldn’t be easily happy with what Arjun does so far.

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Speaking to Sports Star, Mr. Banerjee said, “Arjun has worked hard for whatever he is today. He deserves every bit of this performance. I have seen many youngsters in Mumbai and all over the country, but he stands out because he used to train from morning till evening. Even after the nets, when he went home, he keeps thinking about his game and at times, practice as well.”

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The coach further added, “I was with him until last year (from 2014), but we talk every day. Whenever he needs me, I am always there. But he also needs to be independent. He is good with both bat and ball, you will see him score big runs in the future.”

He also said that the road ahead will be torturous for Arjun to make happy his father. Banerjee concluded by saying, “Sachin and I talk about his progress. He is a demanding person and he wouldn’t be easily happy with what Arjun does. He has to do a lot more to make his father happy.”

By Rashmi Nanda

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