Son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar produced a sensational performance in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on October 14, Friday. The left-arm seamer picked up four wickets for just 10 runs in four overs for Goa against Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, and it was Arjun’s career-best T20 figures. However, all his efforts went in vain as Goa ended up losing the match by 37 runs.
Arjun opened the attack for Goa after captain Snehal Suhas Kauthankar won the toss and put Hyderabad to bat first. He conceded just a single in his first two overs in the powerplay. He provided Goa with the first breakthrough dismissing opener Prateek Reddy for just three runs in 10 balls.
The 23-year-old was recalled for his bowing duties in the death overs. In the 17th over, he dismissed Rahul Buddhi for eight runs and Ravi Teja for four, in a space of just four deliveries. He further got rid of the dangerous Tilak Varma, who had scored an impressive 46-ball 62, in the 19th over of the innings.
Indian Cricket Board also shared the video of Arjun’s bowling masterclass on their Twitter handle with the caption, “4 Overs, 10 runs, 4 wickets. Arjun Tendulkar scalped a fantastic four-wicket haul for Goa against Hyderabad. Watch the left-arm pacer’s bowling spell here”
Arjun Tendulkar scalped a fantastic four-wicket haul for Goa against Hyderabad ?
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) October 14, 2022
Despite Arjun’s efforts, Hyderabad managed to reach 177 for six on the back of brilliant half-centuries from Tanmay Agarwal and Tilak Varma. Goa fell 38 runs short of the target as they were bundled out for 140 runs in 18.5 overs. No other batter apart from Aditya Kaushik managed to surpass the 30-run-mark.
Arjun did not pick any wicket in his first match this season in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Tripura on October 11 but managed two wickets in the match against Manipur in Jaipur for 20 runs.
Notably, Arjun had shifted to Goa in a bid to gain more action in domestic cricket. He managed to make just two appearances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Mumbai in the 2020/21 season. Here’s how Twitter reacted to
Arjun Tendulkar did the most dangerous bowling of his career, wreaked havoc in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy https://t.co/j7kc3BoidH
— Granthshala India (@Granthshalaind) October 15, 2022
— Mayank Mehta (@mayankmehta_16) October 15, 2022
Considering arjun Tendulkar's recent performance this was a good move to join Goa rather than waiting for the opportunity in Mumbai team #SyedMushtaqAliT20
— Abhishek Kumar Singh (@abhi1rrai) October 15, 2022
#Syedmushtaqalitrophy2022 Son of master blaster finally showing his bowling skills by taking tilak and other 3 wickets and bowls best spell of 4 for 10 in 4 overs. Is Arjun tendulkar the next zaheer of India? #SachinTendulkar #ArjunTendulkar
— jigar saraswat (@jigar31) October 15, 2022
Arjun Tendulkar picks 4 wickets for Goa in Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy 2022.
— Jaya Suriyan (@jayasuriyan51) October 15, 2022
One of the toughest challenges in life is to live up to the expectations that the celebrity status of yur parent has generated. The standards set r so high, that most hav failed. Classics being Arjun Tendulkar and Abhishek Bachchan.
— Dr Shabbir Baldiwala, MD (@shabbirmb) October 15, 2022
MI benched Arjun Tendulkar for entire season!!
— Rahul Sharma (@rahuls19926) October 14, 2022
Arjun Tendulkar is ready.
— Kaushik (@CricKaushik_) October 14, 2022
#ArjunTendulkar His figures would make this dad proud today
— sakthi. ?? (@sakthi1964) October 14, 2022