Arjun Tendulkar scores century in Ranji Trophy debut, equals father Sachin's debutant century in 1988
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar has created history after scoring a century for Goa on his Ranji Trophy debut. Coming to bat at number 7, Arjun remained unbeaten on 112 runs till tea time on Wednesday. With this century, junior Tendulkar has done wonders like his father.
For the unversed, Sachin had too scored a century on his Ranji debut in 1988. Now after 34 years, Arjun has also emulated his father’s feat. Moreover, the 23-year-old decided to leave Mumbai and play for Goa this year, as he was not getting a chance to play Ranji from Mumbai.
And seems like Arjun’s decision was totally correct in his favour, as he did not only get the opportunity to play for Goa, but the prodigal son has done wonders as soon as he made his Ranji debut.
Ranji Trophy 2022: Goa vs Rajasthan
Goa took on Rajasthan in today’s match of Ranji Trophy 2022 match. Rajasthan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Goa lost the wicket of Sumiran Amonkar very early to Kamlesh Nagerkoti. The second opener Amogh Sunil Desai looked good in his innings of 27 runs but could not score big. He was dismissed by Arafat Khan. After two wickets fell for 59 runs, Suyash Prabhudesai and Snehal Suhas Koutankar took the lead.
Suyash and Snehal shared a 105-run partnership for the third wicket. Snehal was dismissed after scoring 59 runs off 104 balls, on the other hand, Siddhesh Lad returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs off 48 balls and wicketkeeper Eknath Kerkar scoring just 3 runs off 15 balls. Suyash Prabhudesai was unbeaten on 81 off 209 balls and Arjun Tendulkar scored four off 13 balls on day 1.
Both the batsmen looked in good form on Day 2 and Arjun who was seen batting very carefully, scored his Ranji debut century. After 140 overs, he was batting on 112, with the help of 15 fours and two sixes. He shared a partnership of more than 200 runs with Suyash Prabhudesai. On the other hand, Suyash is batting after scoring 170+ runs.
Sachin Tendulkar had also smashed Ranji Trophy debut century in 1988
Sachin also made his Ranji debut for Mumbai in December 1988 against Gujarat at the age of 15. At that time, master-blaster had played an innings of unbeaten 100 runs. With this, Sachin became the youngest Indian batsman to score a century in first class cricket. Sachin later scored a century in his debut match in Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy as well. This feat done by Arjun was also not easy because Rajasthan team is a two-time Ranji champion.