Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Saturday mentioned 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 offered 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 staff was criticised by a piece on social media, which felt he bought 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 put up on Twitter, saying that his enthusiasm should not be killed with unfair feedback.
“I really feel I ought to say this about Arjun Tendulkar. We frequent the identical gymnasium 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. Do not homicide his enthusiasm and weigh him down earlier than he’s begun,” the 47-year-old “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” star wrote.
Arjun Tendulkar was the final participant to go beneath the hammer throughout 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 staff debut when he performed within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the nationwide T20 championship, towards Haryana.
To date, 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.