Arjun Tendulkar trains with English team ahead of Lord's test
As England prepared for the 2nd Test against Australia, they had a new member among themselves during the net session.
New Delhi: As England prepared for the 2nd Test against Australia, they had a new member among themselves during the net session.
On Tuesday, pictures emerged that showed young Arjun Tendulkar bowling in the nets to England's batsmen.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 15, 2015
Tendulkar's son Arjun, 15, netting with England. Left-armer with bit of pace. Trust me, he bounced me out 2 wks ago! pic.twitter.com/wZyPW7LZoP
— Jack Wilson (@JackWilson_5) July 15, 2015
Unlike his father, Arjun is a left-arm pacer.
Arjun was recently introduced to Wasim Akram by Sachin. The former Pakistani pacer even handed out some tips for the youngster.
"He is as enthusiastic as any 15 year-old passionate about cricket in India and Pakistan would be. I gave him some general tips about fitness and wrist position. I told him how to bring the ball back into the right-hander. I told him to practice it for three months and then I promised to teach him how to take the ball away from right-handers, " Akram was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
The pitch at Lord's is expected to offer more bounce and pace than the one in Cardiff. Considering the ground's famous slope, Johnson and Starc will greater greater assistance in the 2nd Test.
Keeping this fact in mind, Alastair Cook and co probably decided to test themselves against little Arjun who is said to be a decent left-arm pacer.