During the 2007 World Cup when India got out of the World Cup after the group stages, the Indian cricketers had a bad time with the fans back home. It was not only the cricketers but also their children had to face the consequences. And when it is about Sachin, the expectations were always high from the master blaster. Sachin’s son Arjun Tendulkar, who was a 7-year-old school boy at that time, was unaware of how much every Indian expected of his father on the cricket field as he went on to punch his friend who labelled Sachin as the reason for India’s debacle.
Sachin recalls it in an event associated with his autobiography last night.
“We had told Arjun, who was seven years old then, that if someone makes bad comments at school about our first-round exit from the World Cup, he should ignore it. But when a friend told him that India lost because his dad got out for zero, our advice went to his head. He punched his friend and told him never to say anything about his dad. At that time, reporters also asked him questions.” Sachin Said.
He also added that “It’s unfair on Arjun, and he should be treated like any other 15-year-old now that he is playing his own cricket. People should judge him as an individual and not compare.”
Currently Arjun is working hard on his game as he is trying to emulate his dad as a cricketer.
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