Arjun Tendulkar smashes hundred in U-14 tournament

Arjun Tendulkar scored 124 runs that included 14 boundaries and one six Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: May 28, 2012

Arjun Tendulkar smashed his maiden hundred guiding his team to a massive win in Mumbai Cricket Association s U-14 summer vacation tournament.

Playing for Khar Gymkhana, Arjun scored 124 runs which included 14 boundaries and one six. He was given support by team mate Varun Lawande who scored 94 as they beat Goregaon Centre by an innings and 21 runs at Sunder Cricket Club, Cross Maidan on Saturday.

Arjun, son of the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar made headlines earlier this year when he smashed 65 runs off 39 balls against PCMC Varroc Vengsarkar CA in the Cadence Trophy in Pune.

Khar Gymkhana coach Rajesh Sanil praised the batting prowess of junior Tendulkar. He was quoted in DNA as saying, “It was a well-planned innings. He has got good strokes and hits the ball well. Also, the way he and Lawande planned the innings was good to see. Since Arjun is a left-hander, he would face left-arm spinners, while Lawande would go after off-spinners.”

He added, “He is quite a dedicated boy who arrives before time for practice. He has got the spark which a promising youngster should have. In a certain match, he was disappointed after being dismissed cheaply. He worked hard on his game only to follow up with a 64 against Tata SSL Centre earlier this week. He enjoys his batting, keeps working on it, which is really good to see.”