“To have a Tendulkar name has its advantages and disadvantages as well,” says Kapil Dev
Arjun Tendulkar was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 Lakh in the recent Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction in February this year and the fans were hoping that Arjun Tendulkar to make his debut this season.
Arjun Tendulkar was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 30 Lakh in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction in February this year and the fans were hoping the 22-year-old makes his debut this season.
However, this wasn’t happening and he didn’t get a chance to showcase his skills. There has been a buzz surrounding Arjun and when the left-arm pacer would make his IPL debut.
Former India skipper Kapil Dev has said that people should leave him alone, and the message to the youngster should be to just enjoy his cricket.
He further added that having the Tendulkar surname has its advantage and disadvantages, but in the end, everyone should remember that Arjun is just a young boy.
“Why are you talking about him? You are talking about him because he is Sachin Tendulkar’s son. Let him play his cricket and do not compare him with Sachin. Let me tell you something about Don Bradman, his son changed his name because he could not deal with that kind of pressure. He removed the surname Bradman because everyone was expecting him to be like his father,”Kapil said on the Uncut YouTube channel.
“Don’t put pressure on Arjun. He is a young boy. It is unfair. To have a Tendulkar name has its advantages and disadvantages as well. Who are we to say anything to him when Sachin has been such a big player? But I would still just like to tell him one thing Go and enjoy yourself. No need to prove anything. If you can become even 50 percent like your father, there is nothing better. When the name Tendulkar comes up, our expectations rise because Sachin was such a great. We should just let him be and we should tell him to just enjoy his cricket,”he added.
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar had spoken about how the path is going to be a challenge for Arjun but it is important to do hard work.
“This is a different question. What I am thinking or what I feel is not important. The season is already over,”Tendulkar had said on his YouTube channel ‘SachInsight’.
“And my conversation with Arjun has always been that the path is going to be challenging, it is going to be difficult. You started playing cricket because you are in love with cricket, continue to do so, continue to work hard and results will follow,”he added.
Arjun Tendulkar had been earned by Mumbai Indians in the IPL mega auction for Rs 30 Lakh. In his career, he has just played two T20Is, managing to take two wickets at an average of 33.50.
He had earlier made his T20 debut against Haryana while playing for Mumbai in January this year and his next T20 game came against Puducherry.