Arjun Tendulkar – after featuring in age-group cricket and bowling in the Mumbai Indians’ nets – made his debut for Mumbai in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy fixture against Haryana on Friday.

The 21-year-old conceded 34 runs in three overs and bagged the wicket of Chaitanya Bishnoi as Mumbai suffered yet another defeat in the tournament, going down by eight wickets.

As the cricketing circles went abuzz with Tendulkar junior’s senior State debut, his long-time coach and former India international Subroto Banerjee was excited to see his ward in action. “Arjun never skipped his routine. He would hang in there and work hard, so that whenever there is an opportunity, he could prove himself,” Banerjee told Sportstar on Friday.

A year and a half ago, Arjun featured in the T20 Mumbai League and ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year, he was added to the Mumbai squad, along with…

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