When Mumbai Indians took on Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, fans spotted a familiar face in the gallery. It was that of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar. The youngster is in UAE as part of MI’s net-bowling unit.
Sources in the Mumbai Indians team spoke to ANI and said that the 21-year-old has been working with the unit for the last three months and has been bowling to players at the nets while working on his game under the training of bowling coach Shane Bond and Director of Cricket Zaheer Khan.
‘A very disciplined kid’
“He has been with the team for the last three months as part of the net-bowling team and has been simultaneously working on his game under Zaheer and Bond’s guidance. A very disciplined kid, he is keen to grab as much from not just working under the coaching staff, but also by bowling to the top quality batters in the team,” the source said to ANI.
As Arjun watched on, his team didn’t disappoint one bit as they thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders in a one-side affair courtesy of Rahul Chahar’s good showing the ball and Quinton de Kock‘s explosive innings.
Mumbai Indians face Kings XI Punjab next tonight at Dubai.