Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun is carving a niche for himself after the young bowler grabbed all the headlines with a clinical bowling performance in Mumbai's opening match against Gujarat in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2018.
The left-arm bowler wrecked havoc through the Gujarat batting lineup by claiming a five-wicket haul in the 8.2 overs he bowled, giving away only 30 runs. The 19 year-old's magical spell saw Gujarat beng bundled out for a paltry 142 runs.
In response, the Mumbai openers Parkar (67*) and Divyaanch (45) made the chase look like cakewalk as they reached the target in 38 overs. This meant that Mumbai had registered an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Gujarat in the Round 2, Elite Group A and Group B clash.
Much credit for the win goes to Arjun Tendulkar, who opened the floodgates by packing home the Gujarat top-order batsmen Vardhman Dattesh Shah (0), Priyesh (1), LM Kocher (8), Jaymeet Patel (26) and Dhruvang Patel (6).
Earlier this year, Arjun Tendulkar announced his arrival to the Indian cricketing arena after been picked up for the U-19 national team. He went on the make a name for himself by claiming his first wicket of his first over in the match against Sri Lanka. He is however, yet to feature for the senior cricket team.
Another young Indian cricketer who has been grabbing all the headlines is, Prithvi Shaw. The 18 year-old batsman notched his maiden century on his senior team debut during the on-going Test series against West Indies and in doing so, became the youngest Indian player to score a ton on Test debut. Further, he became the second youngest Indian to score a hundred in Test cricket, with 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar the only one ahead of him.
The Mumbai lad's classic strokeplay didn't not unnoticed as he earned the praises from several prominent figures from the cricket fraternity. The latest to come to the forefront was Virat Kohli, who is believed to be left in awe with the talented batsman.