LONDON: The groundsmen at Lord’s had quite a busy day at office and there was a familiar face trying to get the ground back in shape as spells of rain came down hard.
Arjun Tendulkar spent two days earlier this week at the India nets, bowling to the likes of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, but come Friday, he turned a groundsman. The India U-19 medium-pacer and the son of Sachin was very much a part of the team that worked hard all day at the home of cricket.
Arjun Tendulkar helps the groundstaff during a rain delay at Lord’s. (Reuters Photo)
“I spoke to him in the morning and asked him what is he doing here? Arjun told me that as part of Lord’s management’s contract with Middlesex Tendulkar Cricket Academy, he had to serve the day as a groundsman,” former India offie Harbhajan Singh, who has known Arjun since he was a kid, told TOI.
“Arjun Tendulkar!! Not only has he been training with the @MCCYC4L recently & but he has also been lending a helping hand to our Groundstaff!!” there was appreciation from the Lord’s official twitter handle for the 19-year-old’s service.
👋 Arjun Tendulkar! Not only has he been training with @MCCYC4L recently & but he has also been lending a helping h… https://t.co/6liRHxSyHx
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket)