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Arjun Tendulkar trains with Team India, gets tips from Ravi Shastri

Arjun has been selected in India's under-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July

T2 Online Newsdesk 26 June 2018, 12:12 PM
Arjun is the son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar

Arjun is the son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar Image: AFP

Indian cricketers had their first training session in England yesterday but making heads turn, for obvious reasons, was Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun, who ran in and bowled fast in the nets organised for Virat Kohli's men.

India coach Ravi Shastri offered some "words of wisdom" to the 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler.

Arjun, son of the legendary cricketer, has been selected in India's under-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July. And he will return to the country as he has to participate in a U-19 camp at the National Cricket Academy under WV Raman and Sanath Kumar ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.

Arjun has only been selected for the two four-day matches in Sri Lanka and has not made the cut for the five-match ODI squad.

The cricketer was part of a group of U-19 cricketers who took part in a month-long camp in Dharamsala in April this year.

Arjun has often trained with the Indian team and last year bowled to the England Test team. Last year, he bowled to the likes of Virat Kohli and his Indian teammates in the nets at the Wankhede stadium.

"Words of wisdom from @RaviShastriOfc for young Arjun Tendulkar," the BCCI tweeted alongside a photograph of Shastri and Arjun.

The Indian team landed in London ahead of the crucial tour of England. The team will travel to Ireland for a couple of T20s before returning to England for a series comprising three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests

(Inputs from PTI)

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