Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar reckoned that sport does not recognise anything other than the on-field performances of the athlete. He said that background of a sporting star is of no relevance when one enters the playing arena and it is the performance there that gives him or her the due recognition. One of the game's greatest-ever batsman, Sachin retired in 2013, breaking several record along his way in a marathon 24-year-long career.
Dressing room was a level field for everyone, says Sachin
Sachin described the dressing room as a level field for everyone where it did not seem to matter where the person came from or where he belonged to. Tendulkar's comments came at a virtual interaction with PTI after being named as the brand ambassador of an e-learning platform 'Unacademy'. Sachin also spoke about sports unifying people.
"You are out there as an individual who wants to contribute towards the team," the 47-year-old was quoted. "That is what we want to do, try and share my experiences. (I was) being part of different schools along board and met different coaches. I myself learnt a lot and those are the experiences I want to share," he said of this new initiative.
Have given Arjun the freedom to chase his dream: Tendulkar
Terming himself a proud father, Sachin said that he has given son Arjun Tendulkar the freedom to chase his dream. He said that it is Arjun's goal to play cricket and he, being a father, has only supported him in this journey. Sachin also said that he himself received the backing of his parents and would do the same for his son who is willing to work hard to achieve his dream.
Sachin's remark comes after trolls have associated the word "nepotism" with Arjun getting selected in the Mumbai Indians. Arjun Tendulkar was bought by Rohit Sharma-led IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 auction at the base price of Rs 20 lakh.