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Sachin Tendulkar Pens Touching Post for Son's IPL Debut
The Tendulkar family has added another feather to its cap as Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun Tendulkar, made his debut for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was a special moment for the family as Sachin watched from the dugout, and Arjun's sister was cheering him on from the stands.
Arjun had been working hard for three years to reach this point, and it was clear that he was feeling the pressure. But he held his own against Kolkata Knight Riders, conceding just 17 runs in his two overs. With legends like Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri watching Arjun's performance was commendable.
Response to Arjun's Debut
It was also an emotional moment for his father Sachin, who took to social media to write a heartfelt message congratulating his son on his achievement.
Sachin wrote on Twitter, "Arjun, today you have taken another important step in your journey as a cricketer. As your father, someone who loves you and is passionate about the game, I know you will continue to give the game the respect it deserves and the game will love you back. You have worked very hard to reach here, and I am sure you will continue to do so. This is the start of a beautiful journey. All the best!"
What Arjun's Debut Means
It was a special moment for the Tendulkar family, as Sachin became the first father and son duo to play in the IPL. Sachin played for Mumbai Indians for six seasons, scoring 2334 runs in 78 matches with an average of 34.84. Sachin's best IPL season was in 2010, when he scored 618 runs in 15 matches with an average of 47.53 and won the 'Orange Cap' award.
Arjun's debut received overwhelming support from his father's former teammates, including Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh, among others. And with his decent performance, Arjun will be hoping to retain his place in the playing XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
What to Know About Arjun
Arjun is a left-handed medium-fast bowler and a left-handed lower-order batsman. He has played for the Goa cricket team in domestic cricket, and has recently played for the Mumbai cricket team and its junior groups. He made his under-19 debut for India against Sri Lanka in 2018.
Arjun was an individual from the Mumbai Indians team for the 2022 season, but he didn't get the chance to play any matches. However, this year, he finally made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians. It was a special moment for him and his family, and it has given him the motivation to work harder and achieve more in his career.
More opportunities are surely up for grabs for Arjun after having made his debut at the very start of the season. With his family's legacy and passion for the game, Arjun not only has plenty of expectations to live up to but has the potential to make a name for himself in the cricketing world.
The Mumbai Indians are now preparing for a match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 18.