During the IPL 2022 auction, one of the most anticipated offers was the one made by the Mumbai Indians to sign Arjun Tendulkar, son of the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Arjun Tendulkar’s base price of 20 lahks was a steal for Mumbai Indians, who also won the bidding for him in the last auction.
The members of MI at the auction table were caught off guard this time when Gujarat Titans outbid them by 25 Lakhs for Arjun after they had already bid 20 lahks. With a sly grin on his lips, MI owner Akash Ambani eyed the Titans, one of the two new clubs, and nearly joked that they should trade Arjun to the Indians.
Gujarat refused to sell the left-handed all-rounder to MI despite a higher price of 30 lakh. MI is a 5-time winner. Members from Mumbai and Gujarat had a good time in the bidding room and shared some jokes.
Kolkata Knight Riders saw this and sent a humorous tweet describing how they knew the Mumbai Indians would target Arjun Tendulkar.
Arjun Tendulkar was never given a shot at making the starting eleven. He made two appearances for Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali 2021, finishing with two wickets and an economy rate of 9.57. Arjun, an all-rounder with left-arm seam bowling, has played for the Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers in the Second Eleven Twenty20 event in Coggeshall, Essex.