Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Saturday stated these calling cricketing nice Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun’s choice within the IPL as an indication of “nepotism” are being “merciless” to the younger participant.
Arjun Tendulkar was purchased by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh on the Indian Premiere League (IPL) public sale on Thursday.
The left-arm pacer had entered the public sale with the bottom value of Rs 20 lakh and was bought on the identical value to the five-time IPL champions.
His celebrated father, Sachin Tendulkar, had performed for Mumbai Indians for 5 editions, starting from 2008 when the IPL was launched within the nation.
Arjun Tendulkar’s entry to the group was criticised by a piece on social media, which felt he received an undue benefit solely as a result of he was the son of the cricket icon.
Akhtar got here out in assist on Arjun Tendulkar in a publish on Twitter, saying that his enthusiasm shouldn’t be killed with unfair feedback.
“I really feel I ought to say this about Arjun Tendulkar. We frequent the identical fitness center and I’ve seen how exhausting he works on his health, seen his focus to be a greater cricketer.
“To throw the phrase ‘nepotism’ at him is unfair and merciless. Don’t homicide his enthusiasm and weigh him down earlier than he’s begun,” the 47-year-old “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” star wrote.
I really feel I ought to say this about #Arjun_Tendulkar. We frequent the identical fitness center & I’ve seen how exhausting 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
Arjun Tendulkar was the final participant to go underneath the hammer in the course of the public sale and there was one bid for him and that was by Mumbai Indians.
The 21-year-old not too long ago made his senior Mumbai group debut when he performed within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the nationwide T20 championship, towards Haryana.
Thus far, the left-handed batsman and left-arm pacer has performed two matches for Mumbai within the T20 format, during which he has scored three runs and brought two wickets.