Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, made his debut in the IPL for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders. Arjun was given the opportunity to play under the captaincy of Surya Kumar Yadav as Rohit Sharma played as a substitute. Arjun impressed with his bowling skills as Surya Kumar Yadav gave him the first over, showing his trust in the young player. Arjun bowled two overs and made an impressive debut, earning the appreciation of the fans.
Arjun's father, Sachin Tendulkar, must be proud of his son's performance in the IPL, and his sister Sara Tendulkar was also present to support him. Arjun's debut comes after Mumbai Indians secured back-to-back wins, with a five-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
|Sachin Tendulkar talking with his son Arjun Tendulkar on the cricket field, while Sara Tendulkar supports her brother from the stands in the background . Photo Courtesy Jagran News|
Chasing a stiff target of 186, Rohit Sharma, who came in as an impact substitute, gave Mumbai a good start with Ishan Kishan, who was the aggressor between the two. The pair added 65 runs together before Suyash Sharma removed Rohit for 20(13). Ishan also fell shortly after being cleaned up by a Varun Chakravarthy yorker for 58(25).
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma kept Mumbai driving forward as the pair added 60 runs for the third wicket and swung the momentum in Mumbai's favour. Tim David slammed an unbeaten 24 off 13 deliveries as Mumbai completed the run chase with 2.2 overs to spare.
Earlier, Venkatesh Iyer, KKR's opener, knocked his first IPL ton, scoring 104 off 51 balls. However, KKR struggled in the death overs and could only manage to accumulate 45 runs in the final five overs.
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Arjun Tendulkar's debut has given hope to many fans who believe that he has the potential to become a star cricketer in the future.
Arjun Tendulkar makes IPL debut for Mumbai Indians, impresses with bowling skills, secures back-to-back wins over Kolkata Knight Riders. Suryakumar Yadav captains team, Rohit Sharma substitutes. Sachin Tendulkar's son shows promise in cricket, supported by sister Sara Tendulkar in stadium. Cricket news, sports updates, IPL 2023 highlights.