Mumbai: Jan 11, 2013
Sachin Tendulkar is a proud father after the selection of Arjun in the Mumbai’s Under-14 team in the West Zone league matches but urged people to leave the 12-year old alone.
In an interview to the Indian Express, he said, "Like any other parent I feel extremely happy & proud that he is part of Mumbai U-14 team. His hard work has paid off. I hope that people leave him alone to enjoy this beautiful game as a normal member of the team."
Arjun’s selection came after he slammed his first century in the MCA Under-14 selection trials. The junior Tendulkar scored 124 runs as Khar Gymkhana beat Goregaon Centre.
In June last year, he was named in the Mumbai under-14 probable list for an off-season training camp. That selection had come at the back of good performances in school cricket and local age group cricket. The left-hander is also talented pacer. He finished with figures of eight for 22, helping Dhirubhai Ambani International School defeat Jamnabai Narsse School in November of last year. The 12-year old made his debut in January last year in the Cadence Trophy in Pune. He had scored 65 runs against PCMC Varroc Vengsarakar CA.
The West Zone tournament begins from January 20.
First Published: January 11, 2013, 9:31 am