Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar has been a part of domestic U-19 cricket for a long time, and has made his mark as a talented left-arm pacer and a batsman.
For this reason, the 20-year-old has been appointed as a net-bowler by Mumbai Indians, the IPL franchise of his home city.
Which means that Arjun, just like the rest of the squad, has gone to the UAE for the upcoming season of the IPL.
And that has sparked rumours that he may become a part of the Mumbai Indians squad soon.
The reactions on the internet started pouring in after he shared a photo with some of the players from the team as his Instagram story. 'Rest days are the best days' he wrote along with a picture of himself and the players, in a pool.
Now, while some people were merely curious, others started a discussion on nepotism in cricket. You can read the reactions here:
So debut for him in next year IPL or IPL 2022 he’ll be placed under the hammer!?— Arindam (@arindam830) September 14, 2020
Mumbai will purchase him on any coast— Asad Akhlaque (@basadakhlaque) September 14, 2020
He is d net bowler... He has been doing so for England national team...— ItsAMIT (@ImAmitSahani) September 14, 2020
Arjun Tendulkar joining @mipaltan in UAE as net bowler is another example of nepotism. There are hundreds if not thousands who could be better than him but can’t get chance as not everyone’s dad is @sachin_rt— Prakash (@agniengNiyer) September 15, 2020