Despite being part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) squad for two seasons, Arjun Tendulkar – son of legendary Sachin Tendulkar – didn’t get any game for his franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Notably, MI had a terrible run in the ongoing fifteenth season of the cash-rich league, finishing their campaign at the bottom amongst the 10-team tournament. The struggling Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai did give a few youngsters a chance to showcase their potential, but Arjun wasn’t considered at all.
Now, the cricket icon, who has been associated with the Mumbai-based franchise, has shared his thoughts regarding the developments with his son Arjun. The former MI skipper said he always suggests to Arjun that the path is not going to be easy, and he should continue working hard as results will follow someday.
“This is a different question. What I am thinking or what I feel is not important. The season is already over,” Tendulkar said at a show ‘SachInsight’ when quizzed whether he would have liked to watch Arjun play in IPL 2022.
“And my conversation with Arjun has always been that the path is going to be challenging, it is going to be difficult. You started playing cricket because you are in love with cricket, continue to do so, continue to work hard, and results will follow,” added Tendulkar.
The 49-year-old mentioned that he does not interfere in team selections and leaves the matter to the team management.
“And if we speak about selection, I have never involved myself in selection. I leave all these things to the (team) management because that is how I have always functioned,” Tendulkar explained.