Like father, like son – Arjun Tendulkar slams ton on First-Class debut | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Just like his famous father, cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar slammed a hundred on his first class debut.
Playing for Goa, the 23-year-old slammed a ton -113 on 195 balls with 15 fours and two sixes (at the time of this writing) – against Rajasthan on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy game at the Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground in Porvorim. Boosted by tons per Tendulkar and Suyash Prabhudessai (172 not out, 357b, 25×4) and their unbeaten partnership of 212 runs on 362 balls for the sixth wicket, Goa walked at 413 for 5.
Almost exactly 34 years ago on December 11, 1988, 15 years and 232 days old Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest Indian to score a century on his first class cricket debut when he scored 100 paces for Bombay vs Gujarat in wankhede stadium. Arjun had moved to Goa as a ‘professional’ this season due to lack of playing time with Mumbai. The left arm pacer played 2 T20s (against Haryana and Pondicherry) in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January last season.

Arjun was included in Team Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy squad for the group stage of the tournament last season but was unable to play a match. He was later dropped from the team’s knockout squad.
Arjun has been among the Mumbai Indians set up for the last two IPLs but has yet to make his debut for them. Prior to the season, he was part of MI’s development squad, which played T20 games in England against English club sides.


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