Emulating his illustrious father, Arjun Tendulkar hit a century on Ranji Trophy debut on Wednesday in Porvorim. This was also Arjun’s first-class debut for Goa.
Sachin had scored his maiden first-class century on debut for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in 1988, against Gujarat, as a 15-year-old. Thirty-four years later, Arjun, a fast-bowling all-rounder, hit 120 off 207 balls on day two of Goa’s Ranji opener against Rajasthan.
Arjun stitched together a 221-run partnership with batter Suyash Prabhudessai, who hit 212 off 416 balls.
Arjun had moved to Goa from Mumbai at the start of the season in search of more game time. Prior to the season, he had featured in just two T20s for Mumbai.
At the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s, Arjun picked up 10 wickets in seven matches with an impressive economy rate of 5.69. He was Goa’s second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament behind Lakshay Garg. Arjun also played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he was Goa’s leading wicket-taker.
Arjun is part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL but is yet to feature in a game for them.\
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