Arjun Tendulkar followed in the footsteps of his father, Sachin Tendulkar, on Wednesday by scoring his first-ever first-class century in Ranji Trophy and first-class debut. Sachin scored his maiden first-class ton when he was 15 years old and playing for Mumbai against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy. Thirty-four years later, Sachin’s son also completed a ton against Rajasthan, playing for Goa.
Coming to bat at no. Seven on the first day with a score of 201 for 5, Arjun scored 120 runs before being dismissed by Kamlesh Nagarkoti. He shared 221 runs for the sixth wicket with Suyash Prabhudessa, who also completed his double ton (212). Goa ended Day Two on 493/8.
At the start of the season, Arjun moved from Mumbai to Goa in search of better playing opportunities. He had only appeared in two T20 matches for Mumbai before the change.
In the 2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Arjun made a strong start for Goa, returning ten wickets in seven innings with a good economy rate of 5.69. He was Goa’s second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament behind Lakshay Garg.
Arjun also participated in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day matches this season. He ended up as Goa’s leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in eight matches at an average of 32.37 and a 4.98 economy rate.
Arjun who is a pace bowler is a part of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but is yet to feature in a game for them.
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