T20 Mumbai League: Arjun Tendulkar picked for Rs 5 lakh

Last Modified Sunday, 5 May 2019 (11:31 IST)
Mumbai: Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, was picked for Rs 5 lakh by the Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb for the second season of the after an intense bidding.
 
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At the auction, Arjun, a budding left arm pacer and a batsman, who had played unofficial Tests for India-U19, was among the few players in focus.
 
Arjun was included in the all-rounder category with a base price of Rs 1 lakh.
 
Several teams bidded for him but the highest bid was raised to Rs 5 lakh by North Mumbai Panthers, which is the maximum bid amount, after which Charu Sharma, who was conducting the auction, gave the two new teams -- Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb and Eagle Thane Strikers -- an option to exercise the OTM (Opportunity to Match).
 
Both the new teams opted to exercise the OTM at Rs 5 lakh after which two cards were placed in a bag and Mumbai Cricket Association ad hoc committee member Unmesh Khanvilkar picked up a card which was of Aakash Tigers and that is how they got Jr Tendulkar.
 
Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of the League.