Next Gen Aussies get a taste of Tendulkar

Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, represented Cricket Club of India in the Spirit of Cricket Challenge T20 tournament at the Bradman Oval on Thursday; he scored 48 runs off 27 balls and picked four wickets.

The junior Tendulkar smashed 48 runs off 27 valls and later, claimed four wickets in the Spirit of Cricket Challenge T20 tournament, giving the next generation of Australian cricketers a taste of his father’s medicine.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Being a part of a global Twenty20 series, Arjun Tendulkar made his debut on Australian soil and that too, at the Bradman Oval, on Thursday. The 18-year-old son of Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned heads with an all-round performance in Cricket Club of India jersey against Hong Kong Cricket Club.

The junior Tendulkar smashed 48 runs off 27 valls and later, claimed four wickets in the Spirit of Cricket Challenge T20 tournament, giving the next generation of Australian cricketers a taste of his father’s medicine.

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“I'm just so privileged to play on the ground named after Bradman, it's unbelievable," Arjun told ABC News.

Sachin had visited Sir Donald Bradman 20 years ago at his Adelaide residence, along with Shane Warne.

However, more than batting, it is Arjun’s bowling that is being noticed these days. "I just got stronger, grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren't many in India,” he added.

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He also shared a piece of advice from his father. “[He says] just play fearlessly, play for your team, be a team man and give everything you've got,” said Arjun, who considers Ben Stokes and Mitchell Starc as role models.

But Arjun doesn’t let the pressure of being a Tendulkar affect his game. “I don't take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to.”