Arjun Tendulkar has always been under pressure and watched closely, blame the legacy of Sachin Tendulkar. The Tendulkar Junior made heads turn wherever he went and he currently has put up his name for the T20 Mumbai league. When Sachin Tendulkar was asked about his son’s debut in T20 Mumbai, he said:
“In sports, nothing is guaranteed so whatever opportunities you are provided, you need to go out there and give your best and make the most of it.”
“This is one platform that I feel people will be following you, your performances and if you are doing well, you will be on top of the world,” he added.
However, if he doesn’t get success, there is always a tomorrow and Arjun can come back stronger, feels Tendulkar.
“As long as he continues to be passionate about cricket and in love with the game, that’s what matters to me. There are going to be highs and lows and he should find reasons to wake up in the morning and chase his dreams. His dream is to play cricket and do something special,” Tendulkar said.
Tendulkar’s father, the famous Marathi poet and professor Ramesh Tendulkar, had a huge impact on the legendary batsman’s thought process.
“My father once told me:’You know as long as you don’t find shortcuts and prepare yourself before any match, then results will follow’. I will ask him (Arjun) to do that. Don’t worry about anything else.
“Just go out there and do what you are good at. If he is a good team man and good human being above all, that will be much more important to me
“As far as youngsters are concerned, there are three boys, who did well in this event last year and have now got IPL teams. They are Shubham Ranjane, Shivam Dubey and Sushant Singh. So this provides a great platform to do something special and get into an IPL franchise.
“If you fit into their scheme of things, they will take you. Even if not, at least you have found a way to knock their doors,” he said.
“It can’t be one-way traffic. You have got to respect the sport and you will find that it takes care of you. The journey has to start from the heart and if you are passionate about cricket, it really doesn’t matter. That’s what I followed for a number of years,” he said.
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