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Arjun Tendulkar named in Mumbai Under-16 team

Last updated on: November 27, 2015 14:39 IST

Arjun impressed the selectors by scoring a century and picking four wickets in Payyade Trophy

Arjun Tendulkar

IMAGE: Arjun Tendulkar bowls during England's nets session. Photograph: Philip Brown /Reuters

Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been selected for the Mumbai Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy team following an all-round showing in the Mumbai Cricket Association's Under-16 Payyade Trophy.

After scoring a century and taking four wickets in the trial tournament, Arjun was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad.

Arjun, who represented Mumbai's Under-14 side in the West Zone leg matches of the BCCI tournament, smashed an impressive century (106 off 156 balls) for his side, Sunil Gavaskar XI.

On Day Two, the promising all-rounder shone with his left-arm medium pace and took four wickets for 73 runs against Rohit Sharma XI.

He then went on to score 40 runs in the second innings.

The Payyade Trophy serves as a selection trial for Under-16 cricketers in Mumbai.

With no less than super dad available to give batting tips, Arjun has received bowling advice from Pakistan great Wasim Akram.

He was also seen in the nets with the England national side.

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