Sara Tendulkar Sent a Heartfelt Message To her dear brother Arjun Tendulkar!
Mumbai Indians ended their poor IPL 2022 campaign with a victory – only their fourth of the season – over the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, finishing last in the points tally for the first time in IPL history.
Rohit Sharma and his team tested as many as 22 individuals from their roster!
However, despite being in the team for both seasons, Arjun Tendulkar did not play in either season and is yet to make his IPL debut.
Arjun Tendulkar, who played with MI last season, was bought in at the mega-auction by the five-time winners for INR 30 lakh.
With MI losing their first eight games and becoming the first club to be eliminated from the playoff race, Arjun Tendulkar, son of none other than Sachin Tendulkar, was expected to get at least one game for the team.
However, MI did not make many changes, instead experimenting with other young players, and Arjun did not get to participate in his first IPL game.
So, Sara Tendulkar, Arjun’s sister and now a well-known figure, was in the stands for the Delhi Capitals game (last game of the season for MI).
On her Instagram account, she shared an emotive, heartfelt video of her brother walking around with the substitute fielder’s kit, accompanied by a song from the renowned Bollywood film, ‘Gully Boy’ – Apna Time Aayega (Our time will come).
Although not given the chances, Arjun Tendulkar is a young left-arm seam-bowling all-rounder who has been with MI since 2020, first as a net bowler and then as a player since last year.
The 22-year-old recently received his first Mumbai Ranji Trophy call-up but did not get to make his Ranji debut.
Arjun played two Syed Mushtaq Ali games for Mumbai last year, picking up two wickets and bowling at a 9.57 economy rate.
He has also played for the Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers in the Second Eleven Twenty20 event in Coggeshall, Essex.
As for the game against Delhi, MI brought back South African teenager Dewald Brevis, who was instrumental in the five-time champions’ victory over them, stitching an important 51-run stand with Ishan Kishan.
Brevis had played a few games in the early stages of the tournament after being taken out of MI’s lineup to make room for Tim David. As Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the playoffs, the Singapore-born all-rounder blasted away the Capitals with an 11-ball 34!