March 3, 2008 3:19am CST
Dear Friends, Sachin Tendulkar is a pillar of Indian Cricket. But he has played for too long. Now the time has arrived for him to retire from international cricket and give chance to younger player. I am not underestamating his contribution towards India's cricket. But now the time has arrived.
3 Mar 08
Sachin had played too much for Indian Team.But he has to continue it to a very very long innings.Because he is not only just a player but a confident booster also.His presence gives indian players a new confident.(not new, it have been continuing for more than 16 years).I wish him to score his 50 th century in recent futre.
6 Mar 08
Don't worry he will exit with grace. I don't know how many of you had an opportunity to meet him in person,I had and what a wonderful man he is. After meeting him in person I understood why he is so successful. Infact, now that is what he is doing as a senior pro encouraging the youngsters to take up the challenge. Some guys are on the prowl, let's hope they also deliver like Sachin. If any youngster wants to make it big in any field, my advise look at Sachin Tendulkar for Commitment, Descipline, Dedication and Determination and above all HUMBLENESS.
8 Mar 08
May be......but he is not only just a player but also a man who can provide confidence as well as technical advice to the team...u can say as batting coach.......so let him be in the team.......and above all,he is performing....hope he continues his terrific form.
6 Mar 08
You should never say like that.You should never say that sachin should retire so that a youngster can get the chance. You people have already ruined the talent of many seniors.Even if they are performing you always blame them for nothing.I don't know why is it.If yuvraj or Dhoni is not getting even a single run for continuous 10 matches,no one will make a comment..and if it is sachin or any other senior player who isn't performing for even 2 or 3 matches,its done...then the whole india will raise voice against them..why is it so?? You know sachin has batted better than any other youngster in the team,other than Gautham gambir,as he is the only player who has scored more runs than sachin.And he has the TOP rank in the ratings.He has scored two half centuries and a magnificent century during the series..and can you please tell me why you feel he has to give his place to a youngster..Ok.I will agree if he isn't performing,but as he is batting very well and he was the main pillar behind India winning the cup,why are you telling like that..is that fair?? If a person do well and if he gets blamed for that ,what is the logic???What will be the condition of his moral?? And the youngsters you are talking about are themselves telling the moral support sachin is giving to the entire team..His very presence in the crease will boost others confidence.The way he uses his experience during the match is indeed the most powerful weapon in the Indian side. You just imagine the condition of the indian team without the experience he is having.We just saw how all others were simply throwing their wickets during both the finals as sachin was batting brilliantly.we saw we were all set to geta score anywhere between 300 and 325.But as sachin's wicket fell,we saw how we were down and how it affected our run rate. And still you are saying that he should give his place to a youngster..seriously it is very hurting..You will definitely understand the importance of the master once he retire.The void that is going to be created by his retirement is something that we will never be able to fill,no matter whatever we do.And at that point of time there will be no other sachin to rescue india and at that point of time also you should keep blaming him for all the silly reasons you have been raising over the years till now..
3 Mar 08
I do not think that we should judge the player by his age or by the time he has been playing for. Rather we must consider his fitness and his attitude towards the game. Sachin has been playing well till now and he is fit enough to paly for some more time. Recent innings at Sydeny is a typical example of what he is capable to do. He provides insipration to the team mates and some sort of fear to the opponents. So why should not he continue? He can be used sparingly in more important matches. This will provide his more time to remain more fit and he will keep helping the Indian Cricket for a long time.