Recalling her first meeting with the Indian legend, English cricketer Danielle Wyatt said she first met her hero Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun at Lord’s back in 2000-10.
Danielle Wyatt with Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun in 2012. (Twitter Photo)
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England cricketer Danielle Wyatt on Tuesday said that India legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun is getting a bit too dangerous to face and she won’t like to face him.
Wyatt also revealed that her first meeting with Sachin and his son Arjun was at Lord’s when she was with the MCC young cricketers.
“So, I first met Sachin and Arjun at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Maybe 2009 or 2010 when I was with MCC young cricketers, and they were training in the nets. Literally, I went to the nets and said hello and introduced myself, saying I am Danni, etc.,” Wyatt told cricket.com.
“Arjun would have been 10 years old back then; he was so small. There is a photo somewhere on Google. I bowled to him that day; he was very good,” she added.
“Since then whenever I bump into Sachin or Arjun or whenever they come to Lord’s to train, I go to the nets and ask him (Arjun) to bowl with the new ball to me. But he is getting very quick now. He always says I will bounce you and knock your head off, so I don’t like him bowling to me anymore. He is getting too dangerous to face,” she said.
Arjun is often compared to his father who is also known as the God of cricket, but the 18-year-old has regularly stressed that he wants to build his own career and not rely on Tendulkar’s name.
In July 2018, Arjun was part of the India U-19 team that played the first Youth Test match against Sri Lanka whereas in 2019, he participated in the Mumbai T20 League, playing for Aakash Tigers.