Sachin Tendulkar has never had anything to do with the historic Ashes series. Ahead of the second Test though, his son, Arjun, could become the key to England’s fortunes in what is the most eagerly followed cricketing rivalry around the world. After all, helping the captain of the England Test team, Alastair Cook and Company, train for the clash ought to count for a lot, reports NDTV.
With the track at The Lord’s expected to assist pacers, English batsmen were seen facing deliveries from left-armer Arjun on the eve of the match. His father may have bludgeoned pacers out of the park but the 15-year-old Tendulkar ensured his bowling left English batsmen nodding their heads in respect.
The role of the left-arm pacer will be crucial in the Lord’s Test and Australia have two deadly ones – Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson. Bowling to some of the world’s leading batsmen at the Lord’s nets must have been a dream come true for Tendulkar Junior.
Earlier this year, the talented Arjun was seen taking tips from Wasim Akram – one of the most dreaded swing bowlers cricket has ever seen.