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Fresh questions were today raised on Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement with the legendary Sunil Gavaskar saying that the selectors should have a word with him about his future plans.

“Tendulkar has been playing for so long and he has been so consistent. This little period of lack of runs or lack of half centuries will give the critics chance to ask questions,” Gavaskar said.

“At the end of the day, it is the selectors who will take the call. I think the selectors will probably have a word with Tendulkar about what his future plans are and then take a call,” he said.

“Ideally, whatever decision is taken about Tendulkar’s retirement, I believe he will make his own decision,” Gavaskar told NDTV.

Tendulkar has scored just 29 runs in three innings in the ongoing Test series against England and Gavaskar said the senior batsman has been having a “long bad patch” though he was trying hard to come out of this.

“Yes, he is struggling and he is having a long bad patch if one can call that way. With so may runs and so many centuries at his hands, the moment he is through a lean patch, everybody will start talking about that but I feel he will overcome this.

“He is trying hard. In the first innings (of the ongoing second Test in Mumbai), the ball (from Monty Panesar) turned just a little bit. Today, (in the England second innings) you could see he changed his guard. He was standing ahead of the crease between the middle and off to negotiate the turn better. But unfortunately he was out to a straighter ball,” Gavaskar said.

“But, we saw he was applying his mind. He is not taking that he will just go out in the middle and play. He is trying hard to overcome this and that is the best part,” said the former captain.

(This article was published on November 25, 2012)
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Comments:

Perhaps Tendulkar waiting for his new ad contracts which are due for
renewal on Jan'13 or may be he wants to play with his son in the same
match!!!!
With so much money involved in cricket which cricketer will ever want
to retire voluntarily?Let's cut the crap about love for country
etc.Those days are long gone when players were playing for their
country.When it comes to TENDULKAR Don't forget that he had requested
GOI to waive off customs duty on his gifted Ferrari car even though he
was quite capable of paying the duty.He even auctioned the gifted car-
so the newspapers claimed at that time.

from:  S S PANDA
Posted on: Nov 25, 2012 at 23:19 IST

sir,
sachins era is over .IT is correct time to quit from international cricket and let him enjoy his life peacefully.LET US SALUTE HIS CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CRICKET.

from:  srinivasan
Posted on: Nov 26, 2012 at 00:14 IST

Let him give chance to youngsters & retire from game.he can guide as a coach or as a MP let him support other games n make one big olympics team

from:  balraj
Posted on: Nov 26, 2012 at 12:43 IST
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