IPL 2021 Auction: Arjun Tendulkar Goes To Mumbai Indians For Base Price Of Rs 20 Lakh | Cricket News

IPL 2021 Auction: Arjun Tendulkar Goes To Mumbai Indians For Base Price Of Rs 20 Lakh

IPL 2021 Auction: Arjun Tendulkar was sold to Mumbai Indians at his base price of Rs. 20 lakh.© Arjun Tendulkar/Instagram


Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, was sold to Mumbai Indians at the IPL 2021 auction for his base price of Rs. 20 lakh. Arjun’s was the last name to come up in the auction and Mumbai Indians were the only team to bid for the 21-year-old and he was sold to the team his father had once played for. Arjun comes in with some weight of expectations despite having not played many games for senior T20 teams. Arjun, who has bowled in India nets many times, played for India U-19 and recently made his debut for the senior Mumbai T20 team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, hit the right notes just before the auction.

He hit 77 runs off just 26 balls and picked up three wickets to help MIG Cricket Club win in the Police Shield Invitation Tournament.

A left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler, Arjun comes in with a quality that IPL teams look after – left-arm pacers.

In the two T20s Arjun played for Mumbai this season, he picked up two wickets with a best of 1 for 33. However, the experience that Arjun brings in terms of learning from India players while bowling at them in the nets should hold him in good stead in a tournament that is likely to be unlike anything he has played in his tournament thus far.

However, for that, he will have to make the Mumbai XI first and compete with some veterans of T20 cricket who have helped Mumbai become the team with the most number of titles in IPL history – five.

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Mumbai extended their title run to an unprecedented five trophies in 2020 when they beat Delhi Capitals in the final.

Mumbai have also won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. They are the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win back-to-back IPL titles – in 2019 and 2020.