18-year old Arjun is a tall left-arm fast bowler and a handy middle-order batsman.
He has trained under former India fast bowler Subroto Banerjee, his father’s close friend.
Arjun has bowled at the India nets in the recent past while also taking part in a camp for fast bowlers organised by the BCCI at Dharamsala.
Meanwhile, speaking on his son’s achievement the ‘Master Blaster’ was a happy man.
“We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” he said.
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The 35-year-old achieved the feat during India’s Women’s seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the T20 Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka on Thursday, where she scored a 33-ball 23.
Raj has now scored 2015 runs in 74 T20 matches and is the seven woman to reach 2,000 T20I runs which is topped by Charlotte Edwards (2,605), Stafanie Taylor (2,582) and Suzie Bates (2,515).
In the men’s game, the list is topped by Martin Guptill (2271) followed by Brendon McCullum (2140) and Virat Kohli (1983).
The all-rounder will play in two four-day matches with the squad led by Delhi’s wicket-keeper batsman Anuj Rawat. Although Arjun is expected to play a main role in the four-day games, he was not selected in the one-team team, led by Aryan Juyal, that will play five matches.
Arjun has impressed in the domestic circuit and was involved in India’s U-19 training camp last week.