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Arjun Tendulkar shines with all-round show in T20 Mumbai League opener

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 09:32 IST Arjun Tendulkar (@HomeofCricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArjun Tendulkar finished with figures of 3 for 21 after bowling in the powerplayArjun smashed 23 runs, including a big six, for Aakash Tigers on TuesdayArjun Tendulkar was bought for Rs 5 Lakh by Aakash Tigers in T20 Mumbai League autctionArjun Tendulkar was certainly one of the major talking points in the lead up to the Mumbai T20 League opener at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Arjun, son of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, made his league debut for Aakash Tigers MWS in their tournament opener against Triumphs Knights MNE.Arjun Tendulkar showed no signs of nerves in his Mumbai T20 League debut as the 19-year-old came up with an all-round performance in Tigers’ 5-wicket win over Knights.Handed the responsibility of bowling in the powerplay overs by Tigers captain Dhawal Kulkarni, Arjun Tendulkar bowled with a lot of control and impressed in only first match in the city’s T20 league.Arjun gave away just 6 runs in his first over and picked up the wicket of Knights opener Karan Shah (14) in the 2nd over. He then bowled another tidy over inside the powerplay, giving away just 8 runs.Arjun Tendulkar weaves his magic! ?????Up up and Karan Shah has to walk away???#EkdumMumbai pic.twitter.com/RqEiIPSk2RT20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019Arjun Tendulkar finished with figures of 1 for 21 despite not being brought back into the attack for the fourth over. Arjun bowled all his overs inside the powerplay.Despite Arjun Tendulkar’s tidy spell, Knights posted 147, thanks to a 56-ball 90 from their captain Suryakumar Yadav. The Knights star, who was in fine form for Mumbai Indians in their title-winning campaign in IPL 2019, hit 7 sixes and 4 boundaries in his whirlwind knock.Pehle dono baap jeet te the ab uske bete ke saath bhi woh hi cheez jaari haiBoth Aakash Tigers and Arjun on debut did very well.Couldn’t have asked for more!#EkDumMumbai #GoTigers #ChoonaHaiAakash @T20Mumbai pic.twitter.com/DUdKAGxZ5RadvertisementVINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) May 14, 2019However, Knights ended up on the losing side as Kaustubh Pawar(34) and Aakarshit Gomel (41) stitched a 67-run opening stand to help Tigers seal the early momentum in 148-run chase.Arjun Tendulkar, who was promoted to bat at No. 3, shone with the bat as well as the teenager hit 23 from 19 balls. Arjun also hit a huge six over long-on when he took on left-arm spinner Vinayak Bhoir.The Little Master unleashes himself! ?????? Arjun Tendulkar sends one sailing into the crowd ????#EkdumMumbai pic.twitter.com/hmlfzorAoDT20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019Arjun Tendulkar was the costliest buy at the Mumbai T20 League auction held last week in Mumbai. The 19-year-old all-rounder was bought for Rs 5 Lakh by Aakash Tigers.Arjun Tendulkar’s side will next play Eagle Thane Strikers on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.Brief Scores: Triumph Knights 147/6 (Surya Kumar Yadav 90 not out, A Lad 2-12, Arjun Tendulkar 1-21) lost to Aakash Tigers 148/5 (Aakarshit Gomel 41, Kaustubh Pawar 34; K Sawant 2/30) by five wickets.Also Read | 3rd ODI: Bairstow hits hundred as England chase down 359 runs in 45 overs vs PakistanAlso Read | Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy with that of Team India: Sourav GangulyAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Arjun TendulkarFollow T20 Mumbai LeagueFollow Aakash TigersFollow Triumphs KnightsFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Wankhede Stadium Arjun Tendulkar shines with all-round show in T20 Mumbai League openerIn his maiden appearance in the T20 Mumbai League, Arjun Tendulkar came up with an all-round effort to help Aakash Tigers beat Triumphs Knights by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesdayadvertisementlast_img read more