Indian batsmen face Arjun Tendulkar to prepare for Sam Curran

After enduring a tough time against 20-year-old Sam Curran at Edgbaston, the Indian cricket team geared up to prepare for his left-arm pace by calling in none other than Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The 18-year-old, who recently made his debut for India Under-19 in a Youth Test against Sri Lanka, had a crack at the Indian batsmen at the nets under the supervision of coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the second Test at Lord’s.

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The Indian batting came under immense criticism after their abject failure to put runs on board saw them lose the Edgbaston Test by 31 runs. Curran picked up 4/74 in the first innings, where he removed openers Murali Vijay Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in a space of eight deliveries as India went from a solid start of 50/0 to 59/3. He then came back to remove Hardik Pandya, getting the better of the batsman with a yorker.

Tendulkar, who in fact, trains at Lord’s indoor cricket academy, spent a considerable time bowling to Vijay and Virat Kohli. Tendulkar is often seen bowling in the nets to the senior team. In October 2017, he practiced with the Indian team as they were preparing to face New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Tendulkar has also bowled to the women’s team during the ICC Women’s World Cup last year. Having a tendency to clock deliveries at over 135 km/h, Tendulkar had last year bowled a yorker to England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow that gave him an injury scare in the nets.