Fans get thrilled as Sachin-Arjun Tendulkar create history, 1st ever father-son duo to have played in IPL

On Sunday, history was created when legendary Indian Batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar, played his first ever IPL match vs Kolkata Knight Riders. He bowled two overs in his debut match by giving away 17 runs.

Jr. Tendulkar was already picked up by MI franchise since 2021 at a base price of Rs. 20 Lakh. During IPL 2022 auctions, he had been bought by MI franchise for an amount of Rs. 30 Lakh.

Even though, he is the son of the master blaster, Jr. Tendulkar believed in his hard work. Before getting selected for MI squad, he waited for two long years despite seeing his contemporaries like Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal etc. already playing for different franchises. Being the son of the God of Cricket, his selection to the squad had always been surrounded by the “Nepotism” debate but, the 23-year old cricketer never gave up.

Dad Tendulkar gets emotional seeing his son play in IPL

Here’s what he tweeted for Arjun:

How Everyone Reacted

Twitter got flooded with tweets from the Cricket world, Bollywood stars including King Khan and fans from all across the globe where everyone congratulated the master blaster for his son’s great success and wished Arjun the best.

Shahrukh Khan

Abhishek Bachchan

Yuvraj Singh

Sourav Ganguly

Zaheer Khan

How Sachin & Arjun Felt

Having played his first match, Arjun told the interviewers that he had a great moment to play for the team he always cheered for. He also received the team’s cap from the captain Rohit Sharma, which made him feel special.

Sr. Tendulkar sat in the dressing room to watch his son play for the first time. He wanted his son to play freely without him noticing that his dad is watching him play.

How Arjun Tendulkar performed

And finally, Jr. Tendulkar claimed his maiden wicket at IPL against Sun Risers Hyderabad with a decent performance of 1/18 at an economy rate of 6.35.

Sachin’s reaction to Arjun’s 1st wicket

Check out what proud dad, Sachin tweeted about Arjun:

Dad Tendulkar has played six seasons of IPL for the Mumbai Indians. It was his last IPL league when Mumbai Indians won its first title in 2013 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Currently, he is the mentor to Mumbai Indians.

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