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Arjun Tendulkar claims first international wicket on U-19 debut - Watch video

Arjun Tendulkar - Sachin Tendulkar’s son - made a mark on his India junior debut with an early wicket, in the first youth Test between India U-19s and Sri Lanka U-19s in Colombo.

cricket Updated: Jul 17, 2018 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Arjun Tendulkar took his first international wicket while playing for India U-19s against Sri Lanka U-19s in Colombo.(REUTERS)

Arjun Tendulkar made a good first impression on his India U-19 debut on Tuesday, claiming a wicket in his second over on Day 1 of the first youth Test against Sri Lanka U-19 in Colombo. (INDIA vs ENGLAND 3rd ODI LIVE BLOG)

Like father Sachin Tendulkar, his son made an early mark as he dismissed Sri Lanka U-19 team’s opener, Kamil Mishara, trapping the left-handed batsman leg before for nine runs. Mishara had hit Arjun, a left-arm pacer, for two fours but the youngster had his revenge.

India U-19 bowlers Harish Tyagi and Ayush Badani took over from there, claiming four wickets each as Sri Lanka U-19 were all out for 244. India U-19 were 92/1 in reply.

Arjun Tendulkar, who opened the bowling, sent down a tidy opening spell of 5-1-18-1 before sending down another six overs, returning figures of 11-2-33-1. The youngster has shown steady improvement and has also not missed a chance he has got to bowl in the senior India team nets.

Although Mishara hit him for two fours, Arjun Tendulkar trapped him, beating the batsman as he tried to force a shot.

India U-19 will play two 4-day youth Tests, which will be followed by five youth one-dayers.

Vinod Kambli, who is a close friend of his father Sachin Tendulkar, took to Twitter to praise the youngster on his debut wicket and wrote - “Tears of joy rolled down when I saw this, have seen him grow up and put in the hard work in his game. Could not be more happy for you, Arjun. This is just the beginning, I wish you tons and ton of success in the days to come. Cherish your first wicket and enjoy the moment.”

First Published: Jul 17, 2018 19:53 IST