Arjun, who was roped in by MI in the 2021 auction and has been part of the side since the last three seasons, earns his first cap with the franchise on a special ESA Day at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The 23-year-old is a left-arm pacer by trade that has worked on his batting over the past six months, scoring a hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut for Goa against Rajasthan last year in December.
Back to the match, Mumbai Indians made several changes to their playing 11, including the change of captain as Suryakumar Yadav stepped in for Rohit Sharma, who was named among the Impact substitute players.
Also making his debut for MI, was Duan Jansen, the sibling of Marco Jansen. The South African received his cap from Suryakumar, while Arjun received his cap from record title-winning captain Rohit.
With this appearance, Arjun and Sachin become the first father and son duo to feature in the IPL. The duo also made their debut for the record five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the reactions to junior Tendulkar’s debut in IPL after the youngster took the new ball for Mumbai Indians, conceding just 5 runs in the opening over:
Glad to see Arjun Tendulkar making it to the @mipaltan playing XI vs KKR. A proud moment for @sachin_rt paji and family . #IPL2023 #MIvKKR
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 16, 2023
Father and Son turning out for the same franchise 10 years on. A historic first in the IPL. Good luck Arjun Tendulkar.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2023
IPL debut ✅
Opening the bowling ✅
Say hello to Arjun Tendulkar 👋
Go well 👍 👍
Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/CcXVDhfzmi #TATAIPL | #MIvKKR | @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/J8vFYhLCIv
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2023
Captain Rohit Sharma handed the Cap to Arjun Tendulkar and gave him the first over to bowl !
Rohit Sharma fulfilled the dream of Sachin Tendulkar ! pic.twitter.com/5Z5X4eG0fF
— 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧 (@Hydrogen_45) April 16, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar are the first father-son pair to play IPL. #Tendulkar @mipaltan #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/7dWlsDrswp
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 16, 2023
Finally the day has come – Arjun Tendulkar making his debut for Mumbai Indians
Go well Arjun 💙 pic.twitter.com/Hii0kA9ik8
— Utsav 💔 (@utsav045) April 16, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar giving cap to Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma giving cap to Arjun Tendulkar.
Circle of Life. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nNjKRgyn66
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) April 16, 2023
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