Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the Indian cricket great, joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon after being picked by Mumbai Indians for ₹20 lakh – his base price – at the 2021 auction on Thursday.

The 21-year-old is a left-arm fast bowler who recently made his debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament where he scalped a couple of wickets.

At the auction in Chennai, Arjun was the last player to go under the hammer. Even though this will be his official entry as a player into the IPL, he has had stints with Mumbai Indians as a net bowler and even travelled with the team to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 season as one.

Zaheer Khan, the former India pacer and Mumbai Indians director of cricket operations, has seen the youngster since his formative years and believes Arjun will have to prove himself.

“I have spent a lot of time in the nets,…

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