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Sachin and Arjun Tendulkar become first father-son pair to play in IPL

Arjun bowled two overs for 17 runs but couldn't pick up a wicket

Arjun Tendulkar gets his cap from Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2023, Mumbai, April 16, 2023

Arjun Tendulkar got his Mumbai Indians cap from Rohit Sharma  •  BCCI

On Sunday afternoon, when Arjun Tendulkar made his IPL debut - for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium - he and Sachin Tendulkar became the first father-son pair to have featured in the tournament.
Sachin had also played for Mumbai, scoring 2334 runs in 78 IPL games between 2008 and 2013. He also captained them in 51 matches, with 30 wins and 21 losses.
Arjun ended the game with figures of 2-0-17-0. He wasn't needed to bat as Mumbai won the game by five wickets.
Here's how ESPNcricinfo's Vishal Dikshit recorded his first IPL over in the live report: "He has a wobbly run up, he has been swinging it into the right-hand batters, and he got close to getting a wicket twice in his first over - once when Gurbaz lobbed a low full toss down the ground just beyond mid-off's reach and then with a close lbw appeal which was turned down. Arjun has been bowling around 128kmh to 131kmh but the highlight has been his inswing and some movement off the pitch. Five runs off his first over, including a leg bye."
And here's how former and current cricketers reacted to the occasion on social media: