More than success, Arjun Tendulkar’s passion for cricket satisfies his father
"There is always a tomorrow."
Updated - Mar 19, 2019 8:40 pm
For Arjun Tendulkar, playing cricket is a thankless job. The 19-year-old left-arm pacer is set to make his debut in the Mumbai T20 League soon and scores of eyes will be on the youngster just because he carries the heavy surname with him. The son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar had played in two U19 Tests in Sri Lanka last year though he could not produce anything magical, taking three wickets and scoring 14 runs overall. The lad will be under immense pressure to perform although the senior Tendulkar feels content over the fact that his son has the passion for the game just like him.
According to his father, if Arjun Tendulkar does not succeed, there is always a tomorrow for him to make amends. Sachin knows the upcoming T20 tournament is crucial for his son’s career progress and he needs to grab it with both hands but like a compassionate father who has also sweated it hard and knows the rules better than many other people, he says that it is not without a next chance.
“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,” NDTV Sports cited reports as quoting Sachin.
‘There is always a tomorrow to make a comeback’
“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. However, if he doesn’t get success, there is always a tomorrow and Arjun can come back stronger. As long as he continues to be passionate about cricket and in love with the game, that’s what matters to me.”
T20 Mumbai League, which started last year, gives the youngsters a platform to establish themselves and make a progress towards fulfilling their dream of playing in the IPL. Sachin also backed the tournament saying it gives those unknown club cricketers an opportunity to earn a name.
Sachin himself made international debut at the age of 16 and continued to play till 40.