Arjun Tendulkar Bowls to Shikhar Dhawan at Team India’s Nets
New Delhi: Team India, ahead of their first ODI against New Zealand, is practicing in Mumbai and amongst the net bowlers, comprising of Mumbai’s under-23 and Under-19 probables, who were bowling to the Indian batsmen on Friday, was Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun, who was the focus of attention at the Wankhede Stadium.
The 17-year-old left-arm pacer had a maiden experience of bowling to team India batsmen as he bowled to the likes of skipper Virat Kohli and his Indian team-mates at the nets.
Watched by India head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, 18-year-old Arjun bowled at the nets as soon as the team’s training session ahead of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand began at around 4.15pm.
Arjun bowled first to left-handed Shikhar Dhawan and then to Kohli. He also bowled to Ajinkya Rahane and middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav among others.
He was also seen interacting with Bharat Arun.
It’s not new for Arjun to bowl at the nets as he had done the same to the women’s team at the iconic Lords before their ICC World Cup final against England.
Arjun, who was named in a Mumbai U-19 squad for an invitational tournament, is a budding left-handed seamer. (With PTI inputs)