When a ‘Tendulkar’ checked in for net session

When he would pad up, each and every pair of eyes at the net session would be trained on Sachin Tendulkar, but on Friday, it was a younger and taller Tendulkar who grabbed everyone’s attention. It was Sachin’s son Arjun, who made heads turn.

For the record, Arjun Tendulkar is left-arm fast bowler, which is his primary cricketing skill.   -  Special Arrangement

 

When he would pad up, each and every pair of eyes at the net session would be trained on Sachin Tendulkar, but on Friday, it was a younger and taller Tendulkar who grabbed everyone’s attention.

It was Sachin’s son Arjun, who made heads turn.

A section of the Indian media had gathered at the Lord’s cricket ground to watch South Africa’s optional training session. With no Champions Trophy match scheduled at the venue, this was best chance for all the ‘cricket devotees’ to pay a visit to the ‘home of cricket’

Just as everyone was soaking in the atmosphere, one saw a familiar looking youngster padded up and standing inside the cricket gear shop, adjacent to the nets.

The six-foot-plus tall Arjun had come here for a training session, a routine during every English summer for the past few years.

As the scribes hastily started clicking photographs, Arjun’s facial expression was one of amusement bordering on irritation. He quietly walked past the media into the nets, spoke to his coach and then started batting against spinners.

For the record, he is left-arm fast bowler, which is his primary cricketing skill.

As the waiting media tried to peep in to watch the proceedings, the other youngsters couldn’t help smiling.

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