Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, has announced that he will be quitting his association with Mumbai and playing for Goa in the upcoming domestic cricket season. A desire to have more game time is being cited as the reason for this shift by the 22-year-old. In the 2021-22 season, Tendulkar did feature for Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team in the league stage, but could not find a place in the playing XI when the knockout stage arrived.

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Born in 1999 to arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Tendulkar began his training in the game at the early age of eight. He is a left-arm pace bowler. Tendulkar, following his father’s footsteps, showed great promise as a school cricketer. His first century came against Goregaon Centre in an under-14 match in which Tendulkar was representing Khar Gymkhana. In a match for the Dhirubhai International Public School, Tendulkar managed eight scalps while giving out only 22 runs in the process.

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The first time he was selected by Mumbai was in 2021. Tendulkar made his professional debut in a T20 match against Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, managing 1-for-34 in three overs. In the same year, despite being picked up by the IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians, Tendulkar could not play a match due to injury. However, before the season, MI coach Mahela Jayawardene said that skill was the only reason behind Tendulkar’s selection, adding, “I mean, there is going to be a big tag on his head because of Sachin. But, luckily, he’s a bowler, not a batsman. So I think Sachin will be very proud if he could bowl like Arjun”. Simranjeet Singh had to be brought in to replace the fast bowler.

Tendulkar was also picked up by the same team in the 2022 season for a sum of Rs. 20 lakhs, but could not manage any game time.