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'Don't murder his enthusiasm': Farhan Akhtar defends Arjun Tendulkar Arjun Tendulkar

'Don't murder his enthusiasm': Farhan Akhtar defends Arjun Tendulkar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Feb 2021, 12:06 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar has come out in defence of Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun saying that the word "nepotism" should not be thrown at the youngster as he began his career as a cricketer.

Akhtar also mentioned that he has seen Arjun working hard on his fitness and the youngster is focussed to be a better cricketer.

In a tweet, Akhtar said: "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."

Arjun Tendulkar was picked up by Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction for a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Many netizens on social media have questioned Arjun's abilities and have brought up 'nepotism' debate in this regard.

After the auction, Mumbai Indians' director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan had reportedly said that all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar will need to prove himself in the upcoming edition of the IPL.

Image credits: Farhan Akhtar's & Arun Tendulkar's image instgrammed by arjuntendulkar24