Arjun Tendulkar in India U-19 team

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jun 2018 11:23:52




THE Indian team list will once again have the famous Tendulkar surname back as legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun was included in U-19 side for the two four-day games against Sri Lanka.Standing at 6ft 1 inch, the 18-year-old Arjun is a left-arm fast bowler and a handy lower middle order batsman.Two India U-19 squads were announced on Thursday in Bengaluru with Anuj Rawat and Aryan Juyal leading the sides.The three member selection committee comprised Ashish Kapoor, Gyanendra Pandey and Rakesh Parikh. Arjun, with his tally of 18 wickets from five Cooch Behar Trophy (National U-19) games, is 43rd in the list of wicket-takers for the season. He had one five wicket haul (5/95) against MP.

“There is a clear direction from BCCI and coach Rahul Dravid that those who will surpass 19 by this year should not be selected even if they have performed. So a lot of boys ahead of Arjun are disqualified,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.
However, Harsh Tyagi (49 wickets), a left-arm spinner from Delhi, is in both the squads.Tendulkar senior expressed his happiness on his son’s selection in India U-19 team.“We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” Tendulkar said.