Farhan Akhtar supports Arjun Tendulkar on IPL auction row, says ‘throwing the word nepotism at him is cruel’


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 value of Rs 20 lakh at the lately held IPL auction. The 22-year-old was reportedly all the time 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 crew’s icon.

Arjun’s choice has invited criticism from a piece of cricket lovers, who consider the cricketer had it simple 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 onerous on his health and therefore finds the criticism towards him unfair.

“I feel I should say this about #Arjun_Tendulkar. We frequent the same gym & I’ve seen how hard he works on his fitness, seen his focus to be a better cricketer. To throw the word ‘nepotism’ at him is unfair & cruel. Don’t murder his enthusiasm & weigh him down before he’s begun,” Farhan tweeted.

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


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