Arjun Tendulkar, the son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was acquired by the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise in the auction of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). There had been a lot of hype surrounding the left-arm pacer who can also bat well and his participation in the auction and as was expected, MI acquired the 21-year-old at the auction with which the same concluded as well.
Arjun recently made headlines in the domestic scene for the Mumbai team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Although his performances weren’t top notch, he caught the eye of many with some promising displays. Further, at the recently concluded Police Shield tournament, he picked up three wickets and also smashed a 31-ball 77 to light up the tournament. The fact that it came just before the auction was an added boost.
Mumbai Indians make smart buys at the auction
Mumbai Indians made some terrific buys at the auction which would leave them in good stead to retain the IPL trophy and clinch it for a record 6th time. They started off the day by securing two overseas pacers – Adam Milne for 3.20 crores and Nathan Coulter-Nile for 5 crores. They then added Piyush Chawla to their kitty at 2.40 crores as well before adding Yudhvir Charak and Marco Jansen.
James Neesham also went at his base price of 50 lakhs before Arjun Tendulkar was acquired as the final buy for not only MI but also the whole auction.