Arjun Tendulkar withdraws his name from the upcoming Mumbai T-20 league, which will be held from Mach 11 to 21. Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun is a left-arm seamer and doing his training under the guidance oF Sachin Tendulkar and some other legends. Arjun withdraws his name by saying this,”I am working on my new action and doesn’t feel that I am ready for this tournament yet. I took this decision after consulting with my father”. Incidentally, Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of Mumbai T-20 League and advised to Arjun that if he is not ready to compete, then he should not play in the league. Arjun’s withdrawal is a blow for the organisers.
The batting great Sachin Tendulkar felt that the tournament was a step for him to perform and till he did not rectify his work. For him, it is remarkable that Arjun takes one step at a time, and plays only when he’s positive about his new bowling action. Arjun is, after all, just 18, and has a large distance to go. He then informed the MCA officials today about it,” he explained. “His body is proliferating in the last couple of years – you can see the contrast in his growth almost every couple of periods, and possibly as a result of that, has suffered two back-to-back stress fractures, which saw him ruled out for almost a year. He’s gone through a lot. Every ball of his is monitored by his coach Atul Gaikwad, a Pune based-coach-cum-bio-mechanist, who has been working nearly on his bowling action,”
From January 8, Arjun has been controlling on his bowling action. This is the moment to do it since the summer has just finished. Right now, he’s at a spotlight where he’s looking to change his action. He was slightly confused that would he have bowled with a new speed or stab to the old one, if he had played, and discussed his father about it. He felt that it would be too soon to bowl with a remodelled action because he hadn’t even started bowling accurately (with the new action),” said the source, before explaining how the 200-Test veteran then supported his son’s decision to miss the league.