Arjun Tendulkar, the son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, on Saturday picked in Mumbai’s senior team for the first time, featuring in an extended 22-member squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting from January 10.
Notably, this is the first time that the 21-year-old Arjun Tendulkar has been included in Mumbai’s senior squad. He will play under the captaincy of Surya Kumar Yadav if he will get selected in the playing XI of team Mumbai.
Apart from Arjun, another pacer, Krutik Hanagavadi, was also added to a 22-member squad.
This was confirmed by the Mumbai team’s chief selector Salil Ankola on Saturday.
“Earlier the BCCI had asked to select 20 players. But later they said that 22 players can be selected in the squad, accordingly, the two players were added to the squad,” an MCA official told PTI.
Arjun has been playing age-group tournaments for Mumbai and also has been part of the team, which plays invitational tournaments.
Earlier, the pacer has bowled at the Indian national team nets and also represented the India U-19 team, when they had toured Sri Lanka in the past.
Suryakumar Yadav (c), Aditya Tare (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Tushar Deshpande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Minad Manjrekar, Prathamesh Dake, Atharva Ankolekar, Shashank Attarde, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Arjun Tendulkar