Sachin Tendulkar may have been accused of nepotism when his son Arjun Tendulkar was picked up to represent India in the under-19 cricket team in June this year. But, the young son of the Indian cricketing legend is winning hearts on internet for his down to earth approach in England.
Arjun, who is currently training with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) youth academy, was spotted selling radios outside the Lord’s cricket ground during India’s second Test match against England. Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh had posted a photo of himself and Sachin’s son with the caption ‘Look who selling radios @HomeOfCricket today.. sold 50 rush guys only few left ? junior @sachin_rt #Goodboy.’
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 11, 2018
Now a video of Arjun being ordered to get back to work by Danielle Wyatt, England women’s team star, is going viral on the internet. During his stay in London, Arjun and Danielle have bonded well and reportedly become good friends. During the 2nd Test match, Arjun was also performing an additional duty as a groundsman and was expected to assist the team in laying the ground cover for the rain.
In the viral video, Danielle is heard yelling at Arjun ordering him to get to work as groundsmen remained busy covering the cricket pitch from the rains. The video was originally posted by Danielle on her Insta story, but an Indian Twitter user also shared that on Twitter later.
— Sai Kishore (@SaiKishore537) August 12, 2018
The recent spotting of Arjun slogging hard to earn a better future as a cricketer has earned Sachin plenty of plaudits on social media. One user wrote, “Nice he is earning money himself. Respect to Sachin Tendulkarji.” Another fan wrote, “This shows the SANSKAR that Sachin has given to his son. I grew up (now I am 42 years old) watching his humility on and off the field. Modern cricketers should learn that aspect as well. Son justifying why his father is Bharat Ratna! Oh Sachin, you continue to be God for us!”
Meanwhile, India lost the second Test match to England at Lord’s on Sunday, making it two defeats in a row. They now trail England 0-2 in the 5-match Test series.