Arjun Tendulkar who is son of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar went into Mumbai Indians franchise at the IPL 2021 Auction for his base price of Rs 20 Lakh.
Arjun name was the last to come up in the auction & Mumbai Indians were the only team to bid for Arjun Tendulkar & he became a part of Mumbai Indians a team for which his father once played for. Arjun who bowled in nets many times played for India U-19 & recently made his debut for the Senior Mumbai T20 team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He scored 77 runs off 26 balls & scalped three wickets to help MIG Cricket Club win in the Police Shield Invitation Tournament in Mumbai.
A left handed batsman & left arm fast bowler, Arjun Tendulkar comes in with a quality that IPL teams often look for. The variety that left arm pacers bring. In the two T20Is Arjun played for Mumbai this season he picked up two wickets with a best of 1 for 33. However the experience that Arjun brings in terms of learning from India players while bowling at them in the net sessions can help him to hold good position in a tournament that is unlike the tournament he has played in his career so far.
However for that he will have to bowl to Mumbai’s XI first. To do that he may have to compete with some veterans of T20 Cricket who have helped Mumbai Indians to become the team with the most numbers of title in the IPL history.
Mumbai Indians registered record title win i.e. five trophies in 2020 after beating Delhi Capitals in the finals of IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians have also won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. They are the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win back-to-back IPL titles – in 2019 and 2020.