The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar chose to observe his son Arjun’s debut match for the Mumbai Indians from the dressing room, rather than the dugout, so that his son could play without distractions or pressure.
Sunday’s stand-in captain Suryakumar Yadav delivered the new ball to Goa’s Arjun Tendulkar, a 23-year-old left-arm seamer who plays first-class cricket for the team. Tendulkar’s figures were 0 for 17 in two overs with six no-balls.
Sachin Tendulkar expressed his joy at witnessing his son perform in his first competitive match, stating that he wished for his son to have the freedom to express himself without experiencing additional pressure.
Sachin Tendulkar enjoyed watching his kid play his first competitive match.
This was a novel experience for me, as I had never before attended one of his games. Sunday, after Mumbai Indians’ seven-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, Tendulkar stated, “I wanted him to have the freedom to go out and express himself and do whatever he wanted.”
In order to prevent making Arjun uncomfortable, Sachin Tendulkar sat in the dressing room instead of the dugout outside the boundary during the initial portion of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings.
I sat in the dressing room to prevent Arjun from changing his plans.
“Today, I also sat in the dressing room because I didn’t want Arjun to deviate from his plans, look at the mega screen, and realize I was watching him, so I was inside.”
It was a new experience for him to see his son play for the same team he has been associated with for so long, he said. “Different feeling because 2008 was my first season, and 16 years later, he still plays for the same team, which is not bad,” he stated.
In an interview with IPLT20.com, Arjun conveyed his delight in playing for the team he has supported since 2008 and in obtaining his cap from the Mumbai Indians and Indian national team captains.
“It was an exciting time. It was an honor to compete for the team I’ve supported since 2008, and it was great to receive the cap from the captains of the Indian and Mumbai Indians.