Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar has been training under the guidance of Yuvraj Singh's father, Yograj Singh at the DAV Academy in Chandigarh. The 22-year-old is reportedly prepping up for the upcoming JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament. Notably, Arjun recently shifted his base to Goa from Mumbai seeking to get more opportunities at the domestic level.
The bowling all-rounder has only played T20 matches in the domestic circuit after making his debut last year. Arjun is also part of the Mumbai Indian setup in the Indian Premier League but is yet to get a game.
The demand for his inclusion in the squad got much hype during IPL 2022 as many Indian cricket fans demanded his name in the Playing XI as the five-time champions were struggling to win matches.
The Rohit Sharma-led side finished at the bottom of the points table after back-to-back defeats in the league stage and became the first team to get eliminated from the race to the Playoffs.
Speaking of Arjun’s decision to move to GOA, master blaster and father of Arjun Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar reportedly claimed that the decision is a well-thought move as Arjun required maximum game time at this stage of his career.
"Getting maximum game time on the ground is very important for him at this juncture of his career. We believe that the shift will enhance his game as he will get more opportunity in Goa. As much as games he will play at the domestic level, the probability of qualifying at the higher level will improve. He is embarking on a new phase of his cricketing career," said Sachin.
Meanwhile, JP Atray Memorial Tournament will feature 16 teams including Goa Cricket Association, Players Academy XI Delhi, HPCA, JKCA, Minerva Cricket Academy, UTCA Chandigarh, Players XI Bihar, Baroda Cricket Association, RBI Mumbai, PCA Colts and MPCA. The tournament will be held in six different venues in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.