Mumbai Indians who bought legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar at the 2021 Indian Premier League auction led netizens to have mixed feelings about the young cricketer, some calling it a promotion of nepotism. Now shutting down the trolls, Farhan Akhtar has come to defend Arjun by asking people to “not kill his enthusiasm”.
For the uninformed, Arjun Tendulkar was bought for Rs. 20 lakhs by the Indians of Mumbai. Reacting to the trolls on the news, Farhan, in a tweet posted on Saturday, wrote: “I think I should say this about #Arjun_Tendulkar. We go to the same gym and I saw how hard he works on his form. physical, seeing his focus being a better cricketer. Throwing the word “nepotism” at him is unfair and cruel. Don’t kill his enthusiasm and weigh him down before he starts. “
Check out Farhan Akhtar’s tweet for Arjun Tendulkar here.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indian cricket manager and former Tendulkar Indian teammate Zaheer Khan recently spoke about Arjun signing with Mumbai Indians.
Speaking to the press, Zaheer said: “The added pressure of being Sachin Tendulkar’s son will always be on him, it’s something he has to live with, the team environment will help him. “
He added: “I spent a lot of time in the nets, trying to teach him a few tricks of the trade, he’s a hard working kid, he wants to learn, it’s an exciting part. He ( playing for MI) will help him become a good cricketer, how often a youngster is picked in the auction and everyone talks about him, he has to prove himself and he has to show everyone that ‘he has the goods. “
Are you excited to see Arjun Tendulkar play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020?