Batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 Auction on Thursday. Arjun, who came into the auction pool for the first time went for a base price of INR 20 Lakh as Mumbai were the only franchise that bid for the lanky allrounder.Also Read - IPL 2022 Auction: Why Rohit Sharma-Led Mumbai Indians (MI) Should Target Shikhar Dhawan
Arjun’s elder sister Sara Tendulkar congratulated his brother for getting picked in the cash-rich league. Sara posted a couple of stories about his brother’s big achievement. Also Read - How 50 Feels...: Sachin Tendulkar's Funny Birthday Wish for Old Friend Goes Viral | See UNSEEN Photos
In the first story, Sara shared a post from Mumbai Indians and wrote “Nobody can take this achievement away from you. It is yours.” While in the other she posted a photo alongside him. Also Read - Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar? Politician's Tweet Sparks Controversy After Captaincy Resignation
Arjun Tendulkar was picked by Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 Auction. (© Instagram/saratendulkar)
Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar (© Instagram/saratendulkar)
Interestingly, Arjun’s father, Sachin also played for Mumbai Indians during his cricketing days as he also captained the franchise in the initial seasons.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahel Jayawardene called Arjun a very focused man and said there is going to be a big tag on his head because of his father Sachin.
“We’ve looked at it purely on a skill basis. I mean, there is going to be a big tag on his head because of Sachin. But, luckily, he’s a bowler, not a batsman. So I think Sachin will be very proud if he could bowl like Arjun,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Jayawardene as saying.
“I think it’s going to be a learning process for Arjun. He just started playing for Mumbai, and now the franchise. He will learn the ropes; he will evolve. He’s still young. A very focused young man,” he further said.
The former Sri Lanka captain feels that Mumbai have to give him time and not put a lot of pressure on him as he needed to get evolve naturally.
“We have to give him time and hopefully not put a lot of pressure on him either. Just let him evolve and work his way up, and that’s what we’re there to help him to do,” Jayawardene added.