Former India opener Aakash Chopra denied nepotism currently being rampant in the optimum stages of Indian cricket but explained that there have been scenarios when it has took place in the lessen levels of domestic cricket.
Akash Chopra denies nepotism in Indian cricket
“I have witnessed it going on in a state crew the place a player was a captain for a extensive time. He was an administrator’s son, not a player’s. He was not a quite great player and his stats also show it. But at the optimum amount, it under no circumstances occurs. No just one is given an IPL deal due to the fact he is someone’s friend’s son or someone’s nephew,” Aakash claimed on his Youtube present AakashVani.
He took the examples of Rohan Gavaskar and Arjun Tendulkar, who are sons of batting greats Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar respectively.
“Now just since he was Sunil Gavaskar’s son he should have performed a lot of cricket, a lot of ODIs and Check matches. But that did not happen.
“And when he played for India, it was mainly because he was continuously carrying out very properly for Bengal. In fact, ignore all that, he was even not playing in the Mumbai Ranji team. He was not getting a position in the Mumbai staff even though he experienced the surname as Gavaskar,” Chopra said.
Gavaskar performed 11 ODI matches for India in which he scored 151 runs. On the other hand, he performed 117 initially-class games and scored 6938 operates at an common of 44.19.
“You can say the similar factor about Arjun Tendulkar. Due to the fact he is Tendulkar’s son, very little was presented to him on a platter. He failed to get an uncomplicated accessibility to the Indian cricket staff. There were no these types of worthless choices even in the India under-19 workforce. Every time the selection takes place, it would be mainly because of a sterling overall performance,” Chopra said about the Indian cricket group.