Thoughts On Arjun Tendulkar’s Selection

He is the son of Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest cricketer, and batsman of all time.

Now, the skepticism is that Arjun is selected in the Indian Under 19 team only because of his father, and many say it’s nepotism that single-handedly helped him to get into the squad.

Do you think that it is possible without talent, dedication, and passion to get into the national team? And, that too to be in the team of cricket loving nation.

OK, let’s say, Arjun has been given a free pass. How many of them can he get?

If he has failed, how could he handle the trolls and media?

He has already faced a lot of adverse criticism. Why put more pressure on him?

Yes, there are supporters of Arjun too.

But, why one has to be so skeptical?

Is your MLA the perfect guy ever in the ruling? Bother about the leaders who rule you and the nation, not about a guy being selected in the U19 team.

Why not think about the things that do affect your life? Why you have to rant about nepotism on social media?

On the other side, the question is, can he deliver for his team? The answer presents itself at the end of the Sri Lankan tour.

“Arjun bowled very nicely in the nets to the England team. He swung the ball in to the right-handers and away from the left-handers. He has good control and bowled very well.”

That is what Paul Farbrace―assistant coach of England Cricket Team―had to say about Arjun Tendulkar―when Arjun was in the practice camp in England.

And, in the last nine matches he has played, he took 18 wickets.

So, why doesn’t he deserve a chance?

We love AB de Villiers hitting sixes even when it is against our nation. So, leave the skepticism behind.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game.


Also published on Medium.