"Don’t put pressure on him"- Sachin's reaction to Arjun Tendulkar's maiden first-class century in Ranji Trophy 2022-23
Ranji Trophy 2022–23 is underway, and a total of 38 teams are taking part in India's best red-ball tournament. However, a couple of days ago, Arjun Tendulkar scored his maiden first-class hundred in his debut innings while playing for Goa.
Notably, Arjun has been moved to play for Goa in the domestic circuit, and he played his debut match against Rajasthan and scored a brilliant 120 runs off 207 balls, batting at No. 7, which earned him praise from many former cricketers and cricket pundits.
With this century, he draws parallels between his father and India's legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who scored a first-class century on his debut in 1988. Sachin has now opened up about Arjun's maiden century in his debut game and has said that he didn't have a "normal childhood."
In an event with Infosys, Sachin said that his son didn't have a normal childhood like others because he is the son of a cricketer, and that is why he wants everyone to give him some time and let him play without putting pressure on him.
Sachin said, "Allow Arjun to fall in love with cricket, give him that opportunity. 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."
Father's first reaction pic.twitter.com/MAGGjBeIuX— Venkata Kutumba Rama Murthy Madduri (@KutumbaRama) December 15, 2022
Furthermore, Sachin explained that his father also gave him all the freedom to express himself without any pressure or expectations, and that was how he was encouraged to achieve big goals. The Indian legend added that he also kept telling Arjun that it would not be easy for him, so prepare for challenges.
However, Sachin also recalled an emotional moment with his father (Ramesh Tendulkar). He said that his father told him that being called by Sachin's father was the proudest moment of their lives, and it always gave them happiness to be known by your son's achievement.