Sachin’s and Gavaskar’s son accused of nepotism, Akash Chopra replies
After the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the cinema fraternity has been accused of nepotism. Therefore, people of different professions are raising questions about providing more opportunities to the ‘star kids’.
Though, the concept of nepotism hasn’t seen in the game of cricket. Morever, In case of Selection for the Indian cricket team, in recent years, has been strictly performance-based and much competitive. The history of competition was not a new things in Indian cricket. As the Indian has seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni from Ranchi, or Hardik Pandya from Baroda, representing the Indian team.
But recently, there has been questions for nepotism as Pranav Dhanawade slammed a 1009 run knock, still could not make it to the U-15 level. While ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar, made his way into the team, ahead of Dhanawade. Son of Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan Gavaskar hadgiven a stint at the highest level. Therefore, fans are considering this as the nepotism for star kids.
Does Nepotism Exist only in bollywood? It is in Cricket too. Where is Pranav Dhanawade now ?#Nepotism #NepotismInCricket#SushantSinghRajput”
A Twitter user posted.
After all allegations of nepotism reaching the game of cricket in India, Aakash Chopra has replied to the allegations.
“If you see the bigger picture, Rohan Gavaskar was the son of Sunil Gavaskar, if one has to go by nepotism, Rohan should have played a lot of cricket, but it did not happen this way. When he eventually ended up playing for India, he did so because he had a good run with Bengal in domestic cricket,” Chopra said in his YouTube channel.
“Sunil Gavaskar did not make his son play for Mumbai; the same thing can be said about Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun, he is not having anything served to him on a platter. At the highest level, there is no compromise. I do not think nepotism is that relevant in cricket as compared to the other industries,” concluded Chopra.