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India U19 an important milestone in Arjun’s career: Sachin Tendulkar

The proud father reacts to the news to of his 18-year-old son making it to the India U19 side
Arjun Tendulkar bowls during the Indian practice session held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai ahead of the 1st One Day International match between India and New Zealand on 21st October 2017.

Photo by Deepak Malik / BCCI / SPORTZPICS

Before he went about breaking all the major batting records in international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, in his first-ever cricketing trials, turned up as a fast bowler. While that did not go as planned, his 18-year-old son has made it to the India U19 team as a fast bowler.

The All-India Junior Selection Committee picked him in the squad that will play two four-day games against hosts Sri Lanka. This is Arjun’s maiden call-up to the India U-19 side, which will be led by Anuj Rawat and coached by WV Raman. Arjun was part of the India U19 camp held recently in Dharamsala.

While he can bowl at a lively pace, Arjun is an all-rounder. He has batted and at No.3 and also in the middle-order.

The news of Arjun making it to the India U19 team naturally created a lot of buzz with social media going into a tizzy. The proud father who is currently in London was pleased to see his son make the cut.

“We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” the Master said.

India U19 squad for 2 four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (WK) (DDCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK) (UPCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Arjun Tendulkar (MCA), Nehal Wadhera (PCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA). 

BCCI Staff

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India Women thrash Thailand by 66 runs

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur makes unbeaten 27 and picks three wickets for 11 runs

Following their comprehensive 142 runs win against Malaysia, India put on another resounding performance to outclass Thailand by 66 runs in their second game of the Women’s Asia Cup.

India made two changes to their playing XI and tweaked their batting order with Mithali Raj, the top-scorer from previous game sitting out. Mona Meshram was sent in as an opener and Veda Krishnamurty at No. 3 position. The shakeup still did not alter the outcome as India had another comfortable day at the Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur.

Smriti Mandhana and Mona put on an opening stand of 52 runs. Mona took her time while Smriti went for the big shots once she got her eye in. Smriti hit two sixes before getting out in the 10th over. Though Veda got to double figures, she did not last long and was dismissed on the score of 11.

Captain Harmanpret Kaur steadied the innings and hit a quick-fire 27 from 17 balls that included three boundaries. That wasn’t all as Harmanpreet the bowler was equally effective and perhaps the most successful. She picked three wickets from her three overs and at one point was on a hat-trick.

Indian spinners were on target and did not allow the Thailand batters to get away. Anuja Patil bowled 15 dot balls in her three overs and Deepti Sharma (2/16) bowled 12 in her quota of four overs.

India next play Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Brief scores: India Women 132/4 in 20 overs (Mona Meshram 32, Smriti Mandhana 29, Harmanpreet Kaur 27; Wongpaka Liengprasert 2-16) beat Thailand Women 66/8 in 20 overs (Nattaya Boochatham 21; Harmanpreet Kaur 3-11) by 66 runs.

Player of the Match: Harmanpreet Kaur

BCCI Staff

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