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Sachin Junior, Arjun Tendulkar Leaves The Audience Impressed With His Fearless Game In Australia

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| } January 12 , 2018 , 16:31 IST

Son of India's batting legend, Arjun Tendulkar is paving a way to create an individual identity for himself through his continuous strokes in the field of cricket. After grabbing eyeballs with his power-packed performance while playing with Mumbai's junior team, the all-rounder is leaving his impact on the ongoing global Twenty20 series in Australia.

The 18-year-old is currently playing for Cricketer's Club of India in the Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge organised by the Sydney Cricket Ground. During the Thursday's match against Hong Kong Cricket Club at the revered Bradman Oval, Arjun not only scored 48 runs off 27 deliveries but also picked 4 impressive wickets in four overs.

"I'm just so privileged to play on the ground named after the Bradman, it's unbelievable," Arjun Tendulkar was quoted as saying by abc.net.au.

Unlike his father, who was more interested in polishing his batting skills, Arjun seems to be more in bowling. Being an ardent follower of Australia pacer Mitchell Starc and England all-rounder Ben Stokes, his will to become a noted pacer is infectious. The left-arm pacer wants to become a quick bowler, a feat Indians lack in.

"I just got stronger [growing up], grew taller and I loved bowling fast from my childhood. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren't many in India," Arjun said.

Having the man admired my millions as your father can pressurise anybody and Arjun is not an exception, however, the all-rounder seems least fazed by the expectations he is shouldering. "I don't take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to," Arjun added.

The ongoing Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge commenced on January 7 and will continue till January 14. The tournament aims at "promoting spirit of the game and celebrating the many friendships built through it," with eight participating teams.