Today we have with us the legendary Cricketer from 1983 world cup winning squad Mr. Madan Lal, welcome to the show Sir…

Q. Sir, Shane Bond responded to Arjun Tendulkar’s non-selection in MI’s playing XI, saying that the young all-rounder still needs to improve “on his batting and fielding, especially”. Do you feel the same and have you seen his game?

A. You know he’s baller and a batter as well, definitely you always have a room to improve. Because his performance will improve as he plays more. So, he is still very young and he has not got that much experience but, definitely he has a talent and they definitely have to give him a chance to excel now.

Q. Sir, its often seen in Cricket that the sons are compared with their legendary Dads when it comes to performance, do you agree to this that everyone cannot be Mohinder Amarnath son of legendary Lala Amarnath?

A. Definitely, I think you should not compare anybody and Arjun is still very young you can’t compare him. I don’t know who’s comparing him and it’s not right for the young kids, he will get into a lot of pressure.

Q. On one hand twitter went furious on MI few days ago for not letting Arjun Play against Delhi Capitals and on the other hand we can see a chunk of tweets having high expectations from Arjun, your thoughts.

A. Well you know, I think that Mumbai Indians might make him play because of the last match they were not qualifying for the last four. So, they should have given him a chance to be in the playing 11. He always must be feeling very low, if you’re not going to give him a chance and he is just sitting in the dressing room or sitting in the hotel is a problem.

Q. Can u see a co relation between this incident and the incident which happened long back with Rohan Gavaskar, there was an unseen pressure on him?

A. I don’t think, because he played a lot of Cricket and he was a very experienced player. I was the selector and we got him selected, and to reach the heights, you must consistently perform at a high level, but if you’re not consistent then pressure gets on you. But I don’t think there should be any comparison with anybody because, Sunil was a legend Rohan cannot be under in the same shoes. It’s difficult most of the time when any player’s son is playing people go after him I don’t know why.

Even my son he performed very well but people got after him because, maybe they don’t like the player’s son playing cricket. In our country they go after them you know even after one failure the people will start talking about the son. it’s not fair because at least you give him a chance to play then I will pass my comments whether he is good enough or not.

And thank you so much for giving us so much precious time of yours thank you sir.

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