Former India opener and present cricket commentator Aakash Chopra has spoken against the existence of nepotism in the game.
The talks about nepotism began after the sad demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput who reportedly committed suicide after hanging himself at his Bandra residence.
Soon after the death of the actor, the news of him being harrased by the Bollywood biggies began to do the rounds. Film director and producer Karan Johar and actor Salman Khan were the two most talked about people from the industry and were claimed to favour certain actors especially the star kids.
Chopra though said that if nepotism existed in cricket, Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan would have playe much more for India than he actually did. Citing the similar case, Aakash also said that Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun isn’t getting any freebies and will have to work hard to make a position for himself in the team.
“No one is telling Arjun Tendulkar that ‘You are Sachin Tendulkar’s son and so join the team immediately’. He is not getting any access to the Indian cricket team,” he added.
Well, we have had few players whose sons played for India. Lala Amarnath’s sons, Mohinder who played for the country while Roger Binny’s son too was a part of the Indian team’s setup for sometime.