Arjun Tendulkar achieved his first first-class century for Goa in his Ranji Trophy debut, Arjun Tendulkar, the son of former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, consented to “run out batsmen at the non-striker end,” but refused to do so himself. Arjun, who relocated his base from Mumbai to Goa in search of greater opportunities, scored a century on his Ranji Trophy debut, matching his father Sachin’s feat.
While the method of removal – running out at the non-striker end – has elicited varied views from the cricketing community, Arjun believes bowlers have every right to do so.
Arjun said (CricketNext) “I’m completely in favour of Mankading. It’s in the Law. For the people who say it’s against the spirit of the game, I disagree. I personally won’t do it because I can’t stop and remove the bails in my run up. It’s too much effort and I won’t waste my energy in it but if someone does it, I’m in favour of it,”
Tendulkar, who represented Mumbai in two Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches during the 2020-21 season, has got a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from his hometown Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), making him eligible to represent Goa.
In September, Arjun trained with Yograj Singh, the father of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, in Chandigarh, At the Ranji Trophy in Goa, he scored his first first-class century. His father, Sachin, also made a century on his Ranji Trophy debut against Gujarat as a teenager in 1988.