The cricketer had previously told the media about the incident. Sachin had told Mid Day about it on Amitabh Bachchan's 75th birthday in 2017 "Arjun was only a year and a half old at the time. We were filming a commercial, and Arjun was sitting on our laps in between takes. Arjun was eating an orange and he coolly wiped his hands on Mr. Bachchan's kurta when he finished it. I had no idea where to look. I was completely humiliated."
Arjun is now 21 years old and has recently made his professional cricket debut with the Mumbai Indians. Amitabh and Sachin, both legends in their respective fields, have frequently expressed their admiration for one another.
Sachin Tendulkar was compared to Don Bradman when he became the first cricketer to score 50 Test centuries, and Amitabh had objected to the comparison."Why must there be a debate or even a discussion on whether Sachin is greater than Don Bradman or not? Sachin is greater, period! By bringing the topic up for debate, you are somewhere unsure whether he really is deserving of being great or not. And this is objectionable to me," Amitabh wrote on his blog in 2010.
In 2013, when they shared the stage at the Umang festival, Amitabh said of Sachin, "I am grateful for the light he is giving me, by sharing the stage. Sachin is a great asset for our country and no matter what I say about him, it will not be enough. Sachin has made our country proud across the globe."