NEW DELHI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior official Rajiv Shukla on Saturday congratulated legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar, after the latter was named in the India Under-19 squad for the two four-day matches in Sri Lanka, starting next month.
Shukla took to his Twitter handle and said, “Feeling happy for the selection of Arjun Tendulkar in India U-19 squad. My Best Wishes are with him @BCCI @sachin_rt”
Earlier in the day, the All-India Junior Selection Committee met in Bengaluru to pick the India U19 squads for two four-day games and five one-dayers against hosts Sri Lanka, which are slated to be held from July 11 to August 11.
The complete squads are as below:
India U-19 squad for two four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (wk), Atharva Taide, Devdutt Padikkal, Aryan Juyal (VC) (wk), Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Akash Pande, Mohit Jangra and Pawan Shah.
India U-19 squad for one-days: Aryan Juyal (C) (wk), Anuj Rawat, Devdutt Padikkal, Atharva Taide, Yash Rathod, Ayush Badoni, Sameer Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Harsh Tyagi, Y.D. Mangwani, Ajay Devgaud, Y. Jaiswal, Mohit Jangra, Akash Pande and Pawan Shah. The 18-year-old Arjun has previously been a part of the Mumbai Under-14, Under-16, and Under-19 teams.
Contrary to his father Sachin, Arjun is a left-handed all-rounder, who is more known for bowling seam ups.