Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar said on Saturday that young cricketer Arjun Tendulkar being the son of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar would mean he would kill his soul even before he started his career.
Arjun Tendulkar was picked by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 20 lakh in the recent IPL auction. The 22-year-old was reportedly always considered a favorite to move to the Mumbai franchise, having already trained with him for a few years. Sachin Tendulkar, who played for Mumbai Indians for four seasons before retiring from the Indian Premier League in 2013, is now the team’s icon.
Arjun’s selection has invited criticism from a section of cricket lovers who believe the cricketer had it easy due to his famous father. Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar spoke on Twitter in support of Arjun, saying that he has seen the cricketer working hard on his fitness and therefore finds the criticism against him unfair.
I think i should say that # Arjun_ Tendulkar. We often do the same gym and I have seen how hard he works on his fitness, his focus is on becoming a better cricketer. It is unfair and cruel to throw the word ‘nepotism’ at him. Do not kill and weigh her enthusiasm before starting.
– Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 20, 2021
“I think I should say this # Arjun_ Tendulkar. We often do the same gym and I have seen how hard he works on his fitness, his focus is on becoming a better cricketer. It is unfair and cruel to throw the word ‘nepotism’ at him. Farhan tweeted, “Don’t kill her before you start cheering and weigh her.”
Arjun Tendulkar made his India U19 debut during the two-match series against Sri Lanka U19 in 2018. The left-arm bowler, who had previously taken bowling lessons from Wasim Akram, also bowled at Lord’s in 2015.