On Wednesday, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious by 14 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad in an IPL 2023 game, with Arjun Tendulkar exhibiting composure during a tense situation. Arjun, who is the son of Sachin Tendulkar, made his IPL debut on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

In the game on Tuesday, with SunRisers Hyderabad needing 20 off the final over with eight wickets down, the 23-year-old Arjun remained composed and delivered two exceptional yorkers, taking the wicket of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. After the game, several former cricketers and celebrities praised Arjun’s maiden wicket.

Bollywood actor and co-owner of Punjab Kings, Preity Zinta, tweeted, “Many ridiculed him for nepotism, but tonight he has proven that his spot was well earned. Congratulations Arjun. Sachin Tendulkar, you must be proud. #Arjuntendulkar #SRHvsMI #TATAIPL2023.”