Arjun Tendulkar shines on international debut, Vinod Kambli cries 'tears of joy'

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Published Jul 18, 2018, 2:41 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2018, 2:41 pm IST
Arjun, son of cricket great, Sachin Tendulkar claimed his first international wicket on Tuesday.
Soon after Arjun’s maiden scalp, former Team India batsman and Sachin’s childhood friend Vinod Kambli took to Twitter and posted a touching message for the youngster.(Photo: PTI)
 Soon after Arjun’s maiden scalp, former Team India batsman and Sachin’s childhood friend Vinod Kambli took to Twitter and posted a touching message for the youngster.(Photo: PTI)

Colombo: Arjun Tendulkar had a day to remember on Tuesday as he claimed his claimed his maiden international wicket during the first Youth Test match against Sri Lanka U-19 team at the Nondescripts Cricket Club ground, Colombo.

Arjun, son of cricket great, Sachin Tendulkar dismissed Sri Lanka's Kamil Mishara after being hit for two boundaries.

 

Soon after Arjun’s maiden scalp, former Team India batsman and Sachin’s childhood friend Vinod Kambli took to Twitter and posted a touching message for the youngster.

"Tears of joy rolled down when I saw this, have seen him grow up and put in the hard work in his game. Could not be more happy for you, Arjun. This is just the beginning, I wish you tons and ton of success in the days to come. Cherish your first wicket and enjoy the moment," Kambli's wrote.

Unlike his legendary father, who was widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time, the 18-year-old Arjun is a left-arm pacer and a handy lower-order batsman.

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.

He returned with 18 wickets overall with an average of 25.22 for Mumbai.

Both his five-wicket hauls included the wickets of the opposition's top four batsmen.

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

 

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