Arjun And Sachin Tendulkar First Son-Father Duo To Play For Same IPL Team
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Arjun Tendulkar on April 16 became the first son to play for the same Indian Premier League franchise that his father Sachin Tendulkar represented for many years.
Arjun, a left-arm seamer all-rounder, made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium here.
The 23-year-old Arjun Tendulkar has been with Mumbai Indians for the last couple of years. He was picked in the auction in 2021 but had to withdraw due to an injury. He was picked in the 2022 auction too but did not get to play a single match last year.
He got his chance on Sunday with his father Sachin in the Mumbai Indians dugout.
Arjun, who has played age-group cricket for Mumbai and made his T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2020-21 and had earlier last year shifted alliance to Goa and made Ranji Trophy debut for them against Rajasthan in an Elite Division match at Porvorim in December 2022.