Arjun Tendulkar U-16 Selection over Pranav Dhanawade Controversy
Arjun Tendulkar, Son of Sachin Tendulkar is selected West Zone U-16 team while record breaker Pranav Dhanawade remains unselected for same team made controversy and dragged some of the important names in it. Many images and questions are circulating on social media and on news channel asking a reason for selection of Arjun despite of his below average performance and reason for not selecting 1000 runs scorer in single innings, Pranav Dhanawade.
Arjun Tendulkar is all-rounder and now part of U-16 West Zone team but he failed to impress with his batting against North Zone. In first Innings against North Zone Arjun arrived at crease after the fall of fourth wicket but failed to add his runs in total and went off crease without scoring some good runs. Somehow he managed to pick 1 wicket during his bowling spell and finish his innings with figures of 1/52 in his 12 overs. Son of auto rickshaw driver, Pranav Dhanawade is wicket keeper and batsmen and owns a record of 1009 runs in one innings.
After this controversy, Dhanawade’s father himself came out and explained all the rumours saying his son was not eligible for selection, so why this controversy? He told that certain sections of their fraternity are publishing false news regarding Pranav’s non selection. The fact is that the selection of U-16 was carried on the basis of good performance in MCA U-16 team and this team was picked from the MCA team, Pranav was not part of this team. Arjun is all rounder and was part of MCA U-16 team and therefore was selected by selection committee. Statement of his father has clarified things and proved false those negative reports which claim that Arjun is selected because he is son of Sachin Tendulkar and Pranav was not selected for non cricket playing background. Prashant said that Arjun and Pranav are good friends of each other and this controversy did not affected their friendship, they have played many matches together and will keep playing together in upcoming U-16 matches and will practice together as they used to do before.
U-16 West Zone Team
Om Bhosale (Captain)
Neel Jadhav (WK)
The above list contains the players playing in U-16 West Inter Zone matches the last 5 players are extra players.