Arjun Tendulkar followed in his father's footsteps by scoring a century on his Ranji debut. Arjun played a brilliant inning of 120 against Rajasthan while playing for Goa in a Ranji Trophy Group C match. During this, 16 fours and 2 sixes were also seen from Arjun's bat. His father and former legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is also very proud of Arjun's maiden century and he has expressed his feelings during an interview.
Recently, during an interaction, the former India batter shared his feelings about his son following in his footsteps and emulating the feat which he had achieved 34 years ago. He reiterated the old request he had made to the media after his retirement and urged them to allow Arjun to fall in love with the sport.
"Arjun has not led a normal childhood; being a son of a cricketer who has been around for quite some time, it is not so easy and that’s the only reason when I retired and was felicitated by the media in Mumbai, my message to them was: allow Arjun to fall in love with cricket, give him that opportunity," Sachin was quoted as saying.
'It's going to be challenging'- Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin talked about how his parents never put pressure on him and the same should be done with his son as well. He said his parents gave him freedom and that they supported him. He kept telling him that it was not going to be easy.
"You can follow up with various statements after he has performed. Don’t put pressure on him because I never had pressure from my parents,” he added.
“My parents gave me the freedom to go out and express myself, there was no pressure of expectations. It was only encouragement and support and how we could go and better ourselves and that is what I wanted him to do. I kept telling him that it's going to be challenging," Sachin added.