The selection of Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, in the India U19 squad is a big step for the left-arm pacer before realising the ultimate dream of playing at the international team. He may not an experience of playing in the big leagues but he has bowled to the Indian team in the nets and has also bowled to the members of Indian women’s team, ahead of the final of the World Cup at Lord’s last year. Not just in India, he has also bowled to the members of England’s women team. He shares a good rapport with few of the England players, a glimpse of which was seen when Danielle Wyatt, England women’s cricketer, congratulated him for his selection in the India U19 squad.
India U19 will tour Sri Lanka next month. The visiting team will first play two four-day games against the home team which will be followed by five one-day games. Arjun is not part of the one-day squad.
For this tour, WV Raman, who is batting coach at National Cricket Academy, will take over the charge as Rahul Dravid, India A and U19 coach, will be in England with India A team.