Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Saturday stated judging younger cricketer Arjun Tendulkar for being legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s son would imply killing his spirit even earlier than he begins his profession.

Arjun Tendulkar has been picked up by Mumbai Indians for his base worth of Rs 20 lakh on the just lately held IPL public sale. The 22-year-old was reportedly at all times a favorite to go to the Mumbai franchise, having already educated with them for a number of years now.  Sachin Tendulkar, who performed for Mumbai Indians for 4 seasons earlier than retiring from the Indian Premier League in 2013, is now the group’s icon.

Arjun’s choice has invited criticism from a bit of cricket lovers, who consider the cricketer had it straightforward due to his well-known father. Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar spoke in assist of Arjun on Twitter, sharing that he has seen the cricketer work exhausting on his health and therefore finds the criticism in opposition to him unfair.

“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 tweeted.

Arjun Tendulkar made his India U19 debut in 2018 throughout a two-match sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka U19. The left-arm bowler, who had beforehand taken bowling classes from Wasim Akram, had additionally bowled within the nets on the Lord’s in 2015.


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