Arjun has also represented Mumbai in U-19 cricket, having collected a five-wicket haul against Madhya Pradesh in a Cooch Behar Trophy match in November past year. He also caught the attention when bowling to the English team during their nets session at Lord's ahead of the South Africa series, when a toe-crushing yorker to Johnny Bairstow caused an injury scare.
Arjun, a left-arm seamer, was a part of the Mumbai Under-19 squad past year in the Cooch Behar Trophy where he scalped 18 wickets.
Unlike his father, Arjun is a fast bowler and lower-order left-handed batsman.
India will travel to Sri Lanka next month for the series.
India U-19 squad for one-days: Aryan Juyal (C) (wk), Anuj Rawat, Devdutt Padikkal, Atharva Taide, Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Ajay Devgaud, Y. Jaiswal, Mohit Jangra, Akash Pande and Pawan Shah.
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Left arm quick Arjun, son of Sachin Tendulkar, turned 18 in September a year ago. He had one five wicket haul (5/95) against MP.
File image of Arjun Tendulkar.
Anuj Rawat and Aryan Juyal will lead the India under-19 four-day and one-day teams respectively for the Sri Lanka tour, which will be held from July 11 to August 11. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Thursday, chose to include the 18-year-old for the tour that commences next month. Thanks to his father's recommendations, he is now part of the U-19 squad- and hundreds of more talented bowlers get ignored.
"I used to play taekwondo, cricket football, swimming and somehow cricket kicked in and everything else took a back seat", he was quoted as saying by ABC News then.
His coach and former India worldwide, Subroto Banerjee, had told Sportstar earlier that it is the dedication and hard work that has worked well for Arjun. "The selectors have given him a chance looking at his potential". India are due to play two four-day and five one-day matches against the island nation. Interestingly, he will groomed under Rahul Dravid now who is the coach of the U19 team which won the World Cup earlier this year.