Mumbai, May 14: Former Pakistan captain and left arm pace great Wasim Akram was seen giving bowling tips to budding pacer, Arjun Tendulkar, at the Wankhede Stadium here.
"I met Arjun Tendulkar last summer in England. We played an exhibition game and I was standing at mid-on when he was bowling. He got Brian Lara out," Akram said yesterday (May 13) ahead of today's IPL game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.
"He's young, only 15-year-old. He's keen and is a left arm medium pacer. I spoke to him about his action, the swing. Obviously the fitness is very, very crucial. He's like a sponge, very eager (learner), that's a good thing," Akram told reporters.
Arjun has been a member of Mumbai's age group squad over the last couple of years but seems to be more of a bowler than a batsman, totally opposite to what his father Sachin was right through his 24-year glittering career. Akram is KKR's mentor while the senior Tendulkar is MI's icon player.