The term nepotism which is used in the entertainment industry mostly has found its way in cricket as well with a section of fans and critics targeting Arjun Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar's son.
Netizens have trolled Arjun over Mumbai Indians picking him in the IPL auction. Netizens are of the opinion that, Arjun got the opportunity only because of his father not for his talent.
Amid growing trolls and criticism, Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar came in support of Arjun and said that throwing nepotism word at Arjun is cruel and urged trollers to not murder his enthusiasm.
"I feel I should say this about #Arjun_Tendulkar. We frequent the same gym & I've seen how hard he works on his fitness, seen his focus to be a better cricketer. To throw the word â€˜nepotism' at him is unfair & cruel. Don't murder his enthusiasm & weigh him down before he's begun," Akhtar's tweet reads.
Akhtar's tweet went very well with the cricketing fans, who have found targeting and trolling Arjun. They believed that nepotism will not work in cricket, how it works in films.