The mini-auction for the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday marked Arjun Tendulkar’s official entry within the profitable T20 league. The 21-year-old was roped in by his house franchise Mumbai Indians for his base value of Rs 20 lakhs.
Since his addition within the Mumbai squad, the teenager has been dealing with heavy flak on social media with many arguing that Arjun received an undue benefit solely as a result of he was the son of the cricket icon. Arjun’s efficiency in within the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the place the seamer solely managed to scalp two wickets, did not assist his case both.
Nevertheless, Sara Tendulkar, Arjun’s sister, got here in assist for his brother and paying attention to the nepotism allegations, she posted a narrative on Instagram and wrote: “No person can take this achievement away from you. It’s yours.”
Sara was not the one one who prolonged their assist in the direction of the teenager. Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar additionally voiced related opinion and labelled the nepotism allegations in opposition to Arjun as ‘merciless’.
I really feel I ought to say this about #Arjun_Tendulkar. We frequent the identical gymnasium & I’ve seen how onerous he works on his health, seen his focus to be a greater cricketer. To throw the phrase ‘nepotism’ at him is unfair & merciless. Don’t homicide his enthusiasm & weigh him down earlier than he’s begun.
– Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 20, 2021
Amidst all this hullabaloo, Sachin shared a tweet on Saturday the place the batting legend mentioned he was pleased with Virat Kohli for speaking about battling despair and likewise left a considerate message for his followers.
Sachin’s tweet learn: “@imVkohli, pleased with your success & determination to share such private experiences. Lately children are continuously judged on social media. Hundreds discuss them however to not them. We’d like to have the ability to hearken to them and assist them flourish.”
.@imVkohli, pleased with your success & determination to share such private experiences.
Lately children are continuously judged on social media. Hundreds discuss them however to not them.
We’d like to have the ability to hearken to them and assist them flourish. https://t.co/xsBThtzOTx
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 20, 2021
The second a part of the tweet the place the Indian batting legend talks about on-line trolling felt extra of a cryptic tweet, referring to the latest backlash that his son has been dealing with on social media and appealed everybody to shift their focus from judging to serving to a person groom his expertise.
Many may nonetheless argue that the tweet was solely devoted to Kohli and never his son, however one can’t fully ignore that Sachin has saved mum on his son dealing with nepotism allegations and this might be his method of hitting again on the trolls.
In the meantime, commenting on Arjun’s choice, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahel Jayawardene mentioned the teenager is a really centered cricketer, earlier than including there can be an enormous tag on his head due to his father.
“We’ve checked out it purely on a talent foundation. I imply, there may be going to be an enormous tag on his head due to Sachin. However, fortunately, he’s a bowler, not a batsman. So I feel Sachin can be very proud if he might bowl like Arjun,” Jayawardene was quoted as saying in a report in ESPNcricinfo.