Legendary Indian Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had a compelling career in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, his pacer son Arjun Tendulkar struggles to get his IPL career underway. He has been roped in by record five-time former champion Mumbai Indians (MI) for two seasons in a row during the IPL Auction. While he was roped in last season for ₹10 lakh, this time, he was bought for ₹30 lakh. Although MI did not have a stellar outing in IPL 2022, becoming the first team to get knocked out of the playoffs race, Arjun failed to find a spot in its playing XI, even in its closing couple of matches.
Mumbai Indians have had an extremely disappointing IPL season, with only four wins in 14 games. Rohit Sharma-led side remained at the bottom of the points tally with eight points. MI have given chances to players like Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Sanjay Yadav and Mayank Markande during the last few games of their campaign.
Arjun has warmed the benches for 28 Indian Premier League matches across two seasons and the batting great has been telling the budding all-rounder that the path is going to be challenging for him and he needs to put in the hard yards.
Sachin Tendulkar made it crystal clear that he does not interfere in selections
Sachin has been associated with Mumbai Indians since the franchise has debuted, master blaster made it crystal clear that he does not interfere in selections.
“And if we speak about selection, I have never involved myself in selection. I leave all these things to the (team) management because that is how I have always functioned.”
Arjun, a left-arm pacer and a left-handed batter, was picked up by five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians but did not get a single game across two seasons of the lucrative league.
In his career so far, the 22-year-old Arjun has only played two T20 games for his domestic side Mumbai.
Sachin opens up on Son Arjun warming the bench for two IPL seasons
Tendulkar said on a show, SachInsight, when asked whether he would have liked to watch Arjun play this year. Master blasted replied,
“This is a different question. What I am thinking or what I feel is not important. The season is already over.”
Tendulkar furthr added,
“And my conversation with Arjun has always been that the path is going to be challenging, it is going to be difficult. You started playing cricket because you are in love with cricket, continue to do so, continue to work hard and results will follow.”
Sachin also speaks on Tim David, Sachin performance
Tim David, he Singaporean-Australian has played eight matches with a score of 186 runs and an average of 37.20. His knock of 34 runs in 11 balls against Delhi capitals provided Mumbai Indians with their fourth win in this IPL season. Talking about Tim, Sachin said,
“He is not just a big hitter he can play all around the ground from cover area to sweeper area. In the game against Sun Risers Hyderabad in 18th over he hit 3 balls 3 sixes which shows his mindset and confidence in his ability.”