Kapil feels Arjun should not be compared to his father
Arjun Tendulkar not getting a single game for Mumbai Indians left many fans disheartened. Arjun, who was picked by MI for ₹30 lakh at the IPL mega auction kept warming the bench the entire IPL 2022 season, despite MI getting eliminated early. From Hrithik Shokeen to Kumar Kartikeya, most of the youngsters got to represent the franchise, barring Arjun. MI bowling coach Shane Bond shared his thoughts on Arjun not getting a game this season, saying that the 22-year-old still needs to hone his skills.
Weighing in on the topic, former India captain, the legendary Kapil Dev said that Arjun will always feel a little extra pressure because of the surname he carries. The standards set by the great Sachin Tendulkar is not easy for any modern-day batter to match up to, let alone his son. Kapil feels Arjun should not be compared to his father and given his age, the youngster should be allowed to play and more importantly, enjoy his game.
“Why is everyone talking about him? Because he is Sachin Tendulkar’s son. Let him play his own cricket and do not compare with Sachin. To have a Tendulkar name has perks and disadvantages as well. Don Bradman’s son changed his name because he could not soak that kind of pressure. He removed the surname Bradman because everyone expected him to turn out like his father,” Kapil said on Uncut.