Former India opener Aakash Chopra denied nepotism getting rampant in the optimum ranges of Indian cricket but claimed that there have been instances when it has transpired in the lower degrees of domestic cricket.
Akash Chopra denies nepotism in Indian cricket
“I have found it taking place in a point out team the place a participant was a captain for a very long time. He was an administrator’s son, not a player’s. He was not a quite very good participant and his stats also demonstrate it. But at the greatest stage, it never occurs. No a single is specified an IPL contract mainly because he is someone’s friend’s son or someone’s nephew,” Aakash stated on his Youtube show 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, numerous ODIs and Take a look at matches. But that did not take place.
“And when he performed for India, it was for the reason that he was regularly executing pretty very well for Bengal. In point, overlook all that, he was even not playing in the Mumbai Ranji group. He was not finding a area in the Mumbai crew even though he had the surname as Gavaskar,” Chopra stated.
Gavaskar played 11 ODI matches for India in which he scored 151 runs. Nonetheless, he played 117 initial-class online games and scored 6938 operates at an typical of 44.19.
“You can say the very same point about Arjun Tendulkar. For the reason that he is Tendulkar’s son, very little was supplied to him on a platter. He didn’t get an straightforward obtain to the Indian cricket team. There were no these kinds of useless alternatives even in the India underneath-19 group. When the assortment transpires, it would be for the reason that of a sterling effectiveness,” Chopra explained about the Indian cricket group.