BCCI has selected Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar for India under-19 squad which will play against Sri Lanka in July. Indian U-19 team will tour Sri Lanka for 4 ODIs and 2 test matches starting from July to August. However, Arjun has only been selected for the two four-day test matches.

Arjun Tendulkar

“We are happy on Arjun being selected in Indian under 19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success,” said Sachin Tendulkar on his selection.

However, selection of 18 year old all-rounder who bowls and bats left-handed, Arjun Tendlukar has sparked off the nepotism debate on Twitter again.

While some people are empathizing with Arjun Tendulkar saying he has to deal with a lot of pressure as he takes baby steps towards the Indian team.
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others are just wondering whether his selection is a result of his talent or his father’s influence. People are also bringing up with examples of Sunil Gavaskar and Abhishek Bachchan to back the nepotism angle.

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Well, it’s still way too early to make up our minds about it. Let’s see him perform under Rahul Dravid’s coaching and we’ll know for sure. I don’t think nepotism can exist in Cricket as it does in Bollywood. He might get an edge in getting more opportunities, but he can’t sustain if doesn’t perform. Meanwhile, he has a ton of pressure to deal with. Good luck to him!

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