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 residence franchise Mumbai Indians for his base value of Rs 20 lakhs.
Since his addition within the Mumbai squad, the teen has been going through heavy flak on social media with many arguing that Arjun bought 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 help his case both.
However, 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: “Nobody can take this achievement away from you. It is yours.”
Sara was not the one one who prolonged their assist in direction of the teen. Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar additionally voiced comparable 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 happy with Virat Kohli for speaking about battling melancholy and in addition left a considerate message for his followers.
Sachin’s tweet learn: “@imVkohli, happy with your success & choice to share such private experiences. These days kids are always judged on social media. Thousands discuss them however not to them. We need to give you the option to pay attention to them and help them flourish.”
.@imVkohli, happy with your success & choice to share such private experiences.
These days kids are always judged on social media. Thousands discuss them however not to them.
We need to give you the option to pay attention to them and help 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 current backlash that his son has been going through 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 not fully ignore that Sachin has stored mum on his son going through nepotism allegations and this might be his manner of hitting again on the trolls.
Meanwhile, commenting on Arjun’s choice, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahel Jayawardene mentioned the teen is a really centered cricketer, earlier than including there shall be an enormous tag on his head due to his father.
“We’ve checked out it purely on a ability foundation. I imply, there may be going to be an enormous tag on his head due to Sachin. But, fortunately, he’s a bowler, not a batsman. So I feel Sachin shall be very proud if he might bowl like Arjun,” Jayawardene was quoted as saying in a report in ESPNcricinfo.