The 19-year-old has regularly featured in net sessions involving international teams earlier as well.

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Arjun Tendulkar, the son of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, was busy the last few days bowling to English batsmen in the nets at the Lord’s cricket ground. This comes ahead of England’s much awaited clash against traditional rivals Australia. 

Arjun was there to help the English batsmen prepare for their upcoming clash. 

A few days back, playing for the Second Eleven Championship for MCC Young Cricketers, the 19-year-old took two wickets against Surrey second XI. Among these, the delivery that the left-arm seamer bowled to dismiss opposition batsman Nathan Tilley was a seamer’s delight as it tailed back in and took the batsmen’s off stump. It was even tweeted from the official handle of Lord's Cricket Ground, making cricket fans sit up and take notice. 

 

 

At the time of writing, Australia were 263 for 7 with two overs left to play. It remains to be seen how the English batsmen cope with the Australian pace attack when their innings gets underway.

In fact, the 19-year-old has regularly featured in net sessions involving international teams earlier as well including the one in England where he yorked Jonny Bairstow to cause an injury scare ahead of the Test match against South Africa at Lord's in 2017.

Arjun has represented India at the Under-19 level previously. He was selected in the India Under-19 squad for two four-day matches in Sri Lanka in July 2018. 

He was a part of the Mumbai Under-19 squad in the Cooch Behar Trophy in 2017 where he impressed with 18 wickets.

Reacting to the development, Tendulkar had said, "We are happy on Arjun being selected in Indian Under-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success.”

(With IANS inputs)

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