Mumbai : Sachin Tendulkar's son -- Arjun Tendulkar -- was picked for Rs 5 lakh by Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb, a franchise of the T20 Mumbai League, here on Saturday.
The 19-year-old budding left-arm pacer triggered a bidding war at the auction for the second season of the league. Arjun had a base price of Rs 1 lakh. Several teams tried to pick Arjun and the bid swiftly went to Rs 5 lakh quoted by North Mumbai Panthers.
Later, Charu Sharma, conducting the auction, gave the two new teams -- Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb and Eagle Thane Strikers the option to exercise the opportunity to match (OTM).
Both the teams decided to exercise their OTMs at Rs 5 lakh. Thus, two cards were placed in a bag and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) ad hoc committee member Unmesh Khanvilkar picked a card that belonged to Aakash Tigers.
Sachin is the brand ambassador of the local league.