Sachin & Arjun Tendulkar make father-son IPL cricket history
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun Tendulkar became the first father and son to play in Indian Premier League.
Sachin made his debut for MI in the first season of the IPL back in 2008 and played for the side till 2013. Now, Arjun has also made his debut from the same franchise. Arjun made his much awaited debut for MI against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai on April 15.
Sachin has played six IPL seasons, all for Mumbai Indians, where he has scored total 2334 runs in 78 matches at an average of 34.84. Sachin has 13 fifties and one hundred under his belt, hitting 29 sixes and 295 fours with the strike rate of 119.82.
Sachin's best performance came in IPL 2010. He scored 618 runs in 15 matches at an average of 47.53 at a strike rate of 132.61. He scored five fifties that season and his best individual score was 89*. He won the 'Orange Cap' that season. MI finished as runners-up that season.
On Sunday, after winning the toss, MI chose to bowl and gave the ball to the young Mumbai Indians debutant Arjun Tendulkar, who bowled an impactful over to kick off the game.
Playing as a pacer in Mumbai's side, Arjun delivered only two over in the debutant match against KKR. He did not get any wicket and gave 17 runs with economy of 8.50 against KKR.
In nine T20s, Arjun has scored 20 runs in five innings with best score of 15. He has 12 wickets in the format at an average of 16.50 and an economy rate of 6.60. His best bowling figures are 4/10 in the T20.