Twitterati Hints At Nepotism As Sachin Tendulkar’s Son Arjun Claims A Spot In India’s Under-19 Cricket Team

2:50 pm 8 Jun, 2018


It was certainly a sad day for the cricket fans when legendary player Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement. However, now the team will once again feature the famous Tendulkar name. No, the ‘god of cricket’ is not getting back on the field, it’s his son who is all set to play the big matches. Arjun Tendulkar bagged a spot on the team list for India’s Under-19 cricket team who will play a four-day game against Sri Lanka.

This 18-year old is a left-arm fast bowler. Besides that, he is a lower-middle order batsman. Expectedly, senior Tendulkar expressed his glee over his son’s achievement. This is what he stated:

‘We are happy on Arjun being selected in India U-19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali (Tendulkar) and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success.’




There were questions about how he made the cut despite being 43rd on the list of wicket takers. This is what a member of the selection committee stated:

‘If you look at the List, Arjun is the only genuine quick bowler who has more than 15 wickets. Most of the bowlers above him are spinners with only Ajay Dev Goud (33 wickets) being a genuine all-rounder. He is a slow medium bowler while Arjun is a quick bowler.’



Twitterati quickly pointed out the fact that probably his selection was because of influence of Sachin Tendulkar. They didn’t hold back to talk about nepotism. Here are the tweets:










However, there were many who came to his rescue. They supported the young talent saying he got selected due to his skills and not his father’s influence. Famous sports journalist Boria Majumdar and commentator Harsha Bhogle were among the supporters. Here are the tweets:







Did Sachin Tendulkar really lobby for his son?

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