On 14th December 2022, Sachin Tendulkar’s son Sachin Tendulkar smashed a century in his debut Ranji match. He leveled his legendary father’s record in scoring a century in the debutant in the Ranji match. Arjun scored 120 off 207 balls representing Goa against Rajasthan in Porvorim. His impressive innings laced 16 fours and 2 sixes in his maiden centurion knock.
A 23-year-Old young fast bowling all-rounder recently changed his domestic team from Mumbai to Goa, and under the pressure situation against Rajasthan, a classy performance and this performance of Arjun was unexpected. Earlier, he started his training under Yograj Singh, which outcome was significantly seen in his first Ranji Match.
After the match, a show’s host asked Sachin about his first remark on Arjun’s century. At this time, Sachin memorized what his father Ramesh said when he started playing for India, “it’s the proudest moment of my life’. Fathers want their children to be recognized by what their child has done,” said Tendulkar.
“Arjun has not led a normal childhood. Being a son of a cricketer who’s been around for quite some time, it’s not so easy. That’s the only reason I retired, and the media complimented me in Mumbai. My message to them was to allow Arjun to fall in love with cricket and give him that opportunity. You can follow up with various statements after he’s performed, don’t try to put pressure on him because I never had that pressure from my parents. They gave me the freedom to go out and express myself. There was no pressure or expectations, only encouragement, support, and how we could improve ourselves. I kept telling him, ‘it’s going to be challenging. You’re not going to change the whole world. We have to change the mindset’. Sachin told to host.
After he said it’s not easy for him and remembered Rohan, who can relate to him, “It hasn’t been an easy ride for him. It’s been a tough journey for him. Someone who can relate to him is possibly Rohan Gavaskar”, said Sachin.
Sachin also revealed his conversation with Arjun after the end of the first day, and he said to get a hundred. “I did tell him to go for 100. He was batting on 4, not out, and he was sent as a night watchman. He asked, ‘what do you think would be a good total?’ They were 210/5 down.
I said at least 375 is what you need to get to. And he said, ‘are you sure?’ I replied, yeah, you need to go out and get a hundred. Do you believe you can go out and get a 100?'” said Tendulkar.
Arjun is also part of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL but hasn’t been able to play any matches. It will be interesting to see whether he will get the chance to play a match in the upcoming edition.