Arjun Tendulkar was included as an all-rounder in the squad © Getty Images
Arjun Tendulkar was included as an all-rounder in the squad © Getty Images

There are series of discussions and opinions that revolve around various topics, resulting in outrage which is a common human trait. On the hindsight, there are cases that are based on baseless discussion as well which do not hold any importance without facts and figures. This has been similar to recent outrage of selection of Arjun Tendulkar over Pranav Dhanawade for Under-16 West zone squad. This outrage was visible on social media and other platforms with people providing their opinions. The discussions mainly consisted of Arjun being privileged while Pranav kept out purely for being auto-driver son. At point, his unbeaten knock of 1009 that created history, was forgotten in a jiffy is what the discussions revolved. ALSO READ: Arjun Tendulkar’s selected over Dhanawade: Reactions

Arjun will be playing for inter-zonal tournament that has already begun from May 24 at Hubli and will be concluded on June 6. The squad for this tournament was announced by Baroda Cricket Association secretary Snehal Parikh and the selection ultimately belonged to All India Junior Selection Committee on May 23. The meeting was supervised by its chairman Rakesh Parikh and the selection committee comprises coaches Tushar Arothe, Shantanu Sugwekar, Samir Dighe and J Krishna Rao. Considering it is the West Zone squad, the questions was raised further as both belong to same city with Pranav who has played for inter-school competition.

On the other side, was the fact Arjun was playing under MCA and the selection is partly based on their suggestion which Pranav was not part of. Lastly, Arjun is considered to be an all-rounder and would have been no competition to Pranav. The outrage raising on social media does not provide any valid point to mention if Arjun was privileged to get through the selection purely due to Sachin Tendulakr’s influence and what exactly happened during the selection process. All this puts the questions raised absolutely tosh. Somewhere, people are tarnishing the image of their idol Tendulkar amongst the already raised bashing for Tanmay Bhat’s mocking video. Here are few tweets that were making rounds on Twitter: ALSO READ: Tendulkar’s son Arjun selected in Under-16 West Zone squad

 

 

 

Somewhere, the bashing and tweets have not only brought down the respect for their idol but also proven the mindset with which people move around.