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Arjun Tendulkar gets out for a duck in his India Under-19 debut, gets trolled mercilessly

Arjun's duck brought the vultures on Twitter swooping down

Utathya Nag utathya10 20 July 2018, 12:47 PM
Incidentally, even Sachin fell for a duck on his debut ODI for India back in 1989

Incidentally, even Sachin fell for a duck on his debut ODI for India back in 1989 Image: AFP

Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, made his much-anticipated Under-19 India debut this week but the 18-year-old's first outing didn't quite get off to a dream start like many had hoped.

Arjun failed to open his account with the bat in his first Youth Test against the Sri Lanka U19 team at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. And, as expected, trolls on social media took little time to descend, ridiculing the youngster mercilessly.

Arjun, a left-handed lower order batsman, managed to defend 10 balls without scoring before edging spinner PWS Dulshan to short-leg while trying to play a defensive shot on the front foot.

The duck instantly brought out the Twitter trolls, who had much to say and even Shah Rukh Khan's Zero was dragged in.

Incidentally, even Sachin fell for a duck on his debut ODI for India back in 1989.

The youngster, however, had better luck with the ball and it took him just 12 balls to bag his maiden scalp in the shape of Lankan opener Kamil Mishra. Arjun, who is also a left-arm medium pacer, opened the bowling for the Indian colts and also gave his team the first breakthrough.

Arjun's debut for India might have been a somewhat forgettable one, but the Indian U-19 team have a steady grip on the overall match before play went under way on Friday, and a win seems to be on the cards.

The second Youth Test will begin from July 24 in Hambantota while the ODIs begin from July 30 in Colombo and will be played until August 10.

To recall, there was much controversy over Arjun's selection in the U-19 squad, with a lot of fans attributing it to his famous surname rather than talent and performance.

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