“If You Can Become Even 50% Like Your Father…”: Kapil Dev’s Message To Arjun Tendulkar

Arjun Tendulkar was bought by Mumbai Indians in February this year for Rs 30 lakh at the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) mega sale and fans expected the 22-year-old to finally make his debut this season. But it wasn’t to be, because Arjun didn’t get a chance to demonstrate his skills. There has been a buzz around Arjun and when the left-armed sailor would make his IPL debut. Former India captain Kapil Dev has said people should leave him alone, and the message to the youngster should be to just enjoy his cricket.

Kapil Dev also said that having the surname Tendulkar has its pros and cons but in the end everyone should remember that Arjun is just a young boy.

“Why are you talking about him? You are talking about him because he is Sachin Tendulkar’s son. Let him play his own cricket and don’t compare him to Sachin. Let me tell you something about Don Bradman, his son changed his name because he couldn’t handle that kind of pressure. He removed the last name Bradman because everyone expected him to look like his father,” Kapil said on the YouTube channel Uncut.

“Don’t put pressure on Arjun. He’s a young boy. It’s unfair. Having a Tendulkar name also has its pros and cons. Who are we to say anything to him when Sachin has been such a great player? But I would like to say one more thing to him Go and enjoy. You don’t have to prove anything. If you can even become 50 percent like your father, there is nothing better. When the name Tendulkar comes up, our expectations rise, because Sachin was so We just have to let him be and we have to tell him to just enjoy his cricket,” he added.

Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar had said that the path will be challenging for Arjun, but it is important to work hard.

“This is another question. What I think or what I feel is not important. The season is already over,” Tendulkar had said on his YouTube channel ‘SachInsight’.

“And my talk with Arjun has always been that the path will be challenging, it will be difficult. You started playing cricket because you are in love with cricket, keep doing this, keep working hard and results will follow,” he added .


Arjun Tendulkar was picked up by Mumbai Indians in the mega auction for Rs 30 lakh. In his career, Arjun has only played two T20s so far, taking two wickets at an average of 33.50.

He had made his T20 debut against Haryana when he played for Mumbai in January this year and his next T20 match was against Puducherry.

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