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Sachin and Arjun become the first father-son duo to play in IPL

The wait ended on Sunday as Arjun Tendulkar made his IPL debut for the Mumbai Indians during the MI vs KKR clash at the Wankhede Stadium.

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After two long years, Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun made his debut for the Mumbai Indians in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Arjun was named in MI's playing XI for the big clash in place of Arshad Khan. In Jasprit Bumrah's absence, MI are still searching for their first-choice Indian pace bowling option, and Arjun has become the latest player to offer the choice.

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IPL: Sachin and Arjun become the first father-son duo to feature in the competition

Arjun and Sachin Tendulkar have become the first father-son duo to play in the history of the IPL. The Master Blaster also played for MI and was the team's first-ever permanent captain. Sachin led MI from 2008 to 2011 and also to their first-ever final in 2010. He won the orange cap that season but they lost the Final clash to Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement in 2013 after MI's 2013 IPL victory. The legendary Indian cricketer's last game for MI was the final of the Champions League against Rahul Dravid-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) later that year. Presently, Sachin is part of the MI set-up as the team's mentor.

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Sachin Tendulkar had a piece of advice for his son, Arjun Tendulkar, ahead of the MI vs KKR game

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On the other side, Arjun Tendulkar had a breakthrough season in domestic cricket after moving to Goa from Mumbai. He made a century on his Ranji Trophy debut. In 2022/23, In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he took 10 wickets in 7 matches. Arjun was purchased by MI in the 2021 auction but did not get a game in either the 2021 or 2022 seasons.

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