- Nasima Akter
Rohit Sharma Hugs Arjun in Celebration of 1st IPL Wicket
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the world's richest T20 league, and it is not uncommon for young, talented players to make their debut in this prestigious tournament. One such player who has caught the eye of many is Arjun Tendulkar, the son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Arjun made his debut for Mumbai Indians (MI) last week, and his performance in the recent match against Sunrisers Hyderabad has earned him praise from none other than his captain, Rohit Sharma.
Arjun, who is a left-arm pacer, was given the responsibility of defending 20 runs off the final over of the match against SRH. This was a crucial moment in the game, and Arjun rose to the occasion, dismissing Bhuvneshwar Kumar and helping MI secure a 14-run win.
Rohit's Gestures and Words
Rohit was visibly impressed by Arjun's performance and gave him a warm hug while celebrating the wicket. This gesture has won the hearts of fans and followers of the game and has become the talk of the town on social media.
Rohit has been playing with Arjun's father Sachin in the IPL, and he has also shared the MI locker room with Arjun for three years now. He knows Arjun well and has seen him grow as a player. Rohit believes that Arjun is a talented cricketer who knows what he wants to do and is confident in his abilities. He praised Arjun's clear plans and said that he is trying to swing the new ball and bowl yorkers at the death.
In addition to Arjun, Sharma also praised another young player, Tilak Varma, for his impressive inning.
“We have a long batting line-up. We want these guys to come out and bat freely. We watched Tilak last season. We all know what he can do. I love his approach. He doesn’t play the bowler, he plays the ball. We will see him play for a lot of teams.”
Mumbai Indians and Players' Status
As for the match itself, was held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and MI scored 193 for 5 before bowling out SRH for 178 in 19.5 overs. This win marks Rohit Sharma’s third straight victory in the 2023 IPL.
Following the win, Mumbai Indians moved up to sixth place on the IPL standings with 6 points from five games. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, fell to ninth with 4 points from the same number of games.
Rohit himself has been in good form with the bat, and he is trying to set the tempo for his team. He knows that one of them has to bat big, and he is glad that they have a long batting lineup.
Arjun may have just started his IPL journey, but he has already shown that he has the talent and temperament to succeed at the highest level. His first wicket in the tournament is a special moment for him, and Rohit's priceless gesture has made it even more memorable.
The fans are excited to see more of Arjun's performances in the future and are looking forward to seeing him grow as a cricketer.