should the "GREAT SACHIN TENDULKAR " retire

India
February 16, 2007 12:51am CST
he has been the corner stone of our cricket team for over a decade and a half... the stalwart.. the master blaster... the genius.... his highness.. the great SACHIN TENDULKAR... but as recent form would suggest he just seems like a shadow of the old sachin that we are used to seeing, watchin, and worshipping.... i think its the right time for him to retire from cricket... in all glory and all dignity abd grace... what do you think....??????
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33 responses
• India
16 Feb 07
Eventhough he is not in the best of his form, I think there is a lot of cricket left in Tendulkar. He is only 33 years old and Lara at 36 and Jayasurya at 37 is playing as they are in the peak of their carrers. It is possible for Sachin also. I think now there is no need for sachin to retire. But he needs to concentrate more in the field, especially while facing good length balls.
• India
16 Feb 07
well in that case there will b no platform left 4 the youngsters to perform in international cricket
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• India
16 Feb 07
There are a lot of others in this team who definitely need a replacement, but not sachin. Also the team selection can be in a rotation mode as they do in australia.
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• India
16 Feb 07
yes that part i have to agree.. lot of others in team need to be replaced.. for sure.. thanks for the comments..
• India
16 Feb 07
Sachin is a big supporter of the indian team we would not think without he in the indian cricket team. he is the only player who is in form from the time he has joined in the team. He has played 18 years of international cricket. he knows when to retire and whats best for him. As for us we can say even though he is not at his very best he is still playing well or better than many batsmen in the team u cant replace him. So its better for him to stay rather than retire till he losses form or health forces him out.
• India
18 Feb 07
but hen he is 34 and he himself has been making open statements about him not getting any younger.. is it the lack of confidence or growing old... i definitely think its the latter... and lets not forget .. he is the longest serving criketer in the world.. having played for more than 15 years..
@ankit2584 (109)
• India
16 Feb 07
I dont think the same. He will surely emerge as the same sachin in this world cup as he did in the previous one.
• India
18 Feb 07
well then lets hope he .. i for one would sure love to see him back.. keeping my fingers crossed
@faraz007 (182)
• India
16 Feb 07
I think he should play for another two to three years more, he still have the chances. World cup is a great opportunity for him to make mark. But i think this world will show more of Ganguly than Sachin. Anyways my best wishes to Indian team for this world cup.
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• India
16 Feb 07
i think he shud play this world cup n after that he mus retire
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@mx_aman (2101)
• India
16 Feb 07
I do think the same thing as you think..He is in his excellent form this season.. I am expecting he would retire after this world cup and do not have any replacement of this great man...
@sam085 (41)
• India
16 Feb 07
well mate i dont think so.he is not completely out of form.he was adjudged man of the series in the series against west indies which suggests he still has a lot in his kitty.one fine day he has to retire but this is just not the right as many think to be.
• India
16 Feb 07
i totally agree with you.. but any other mortal playing like he is right now would be absolutely great news.. but not sachin tendulkar.. nevertheless i hope for his own good self and more so for all of us that he has a lot left in the kitty.....
@lifeoh (4)
• India
8 Mar 07
yes i think its time 4 him 2 retire.....as u said. v must give chance 2 al d new commers in dis field wo knos der wil b another tendulkar on d rise or may b der is 1.
• India
6 Mar 07
I think sachin has the right time to retire after the world cup.This master blaster has scored more then 20000 runs in the world cricket.Also has the highest number of centuries more than 75... He the ultimate run machine over the years...He save matches several times for his country. I think this is his last chance where he can be the centrifugel force for winning the world cup for his team.
@vin_kmr (227)
• India
1 Mar 07
Ya sachin tendulkar is the master blaster and star of the indian cricket team so far, but in the recent times his form is not so good, he is facing some slight injury also, but still he should be allowed to play the world cup, and his record in his career is also great, he had played enough cricket so far, if he feels his form is not back, it is the right time for him to get retire after the world cup.
• India
25 Feb 07
i don think so rajiv...he is great n he will remain so...he is back in form scoring century against westindies just in 76 balls....so i don think so he should retire nou..he is goin to lead the worldcup as he is the highest scorer n still he has important role to play fr india in this worldcup..hope he will play well......
@mchandru (128)
• India
25 Feb 07
Sachin can play for one more year in ODI and concentrate on test matches for 4 years.
• India
25 Feb 07
i think after this world cup he should retire as he getting older his performance and energy is getting lost and if he will continue this one day will come he will lose his image in public so i 'll prefer him to retire
• India
24 Feb 07
I think not... he may not be the one he used to be... but still he is the best amongst the rest... his stay in the team gives a reason of hope to millions ... his single boundary can give joy to the nation... with such implications still to deliver and thinking of the fact that he can still go along being the best for some 2-3 years mone.. why now...
• India
24 Feb 07
I feel after a few years he should think playing only test cricket
@naren152 (46)
• India
17 Feb 07
noway... he is a god to indain cricket fans.. being performing quiet well eventhough not in his actual form he is not atleast performing so worse that he should retire... i think he can play till next world cup..
@sucess (49)
• India
17 Feb 07
Legends never retire,they only rest for some time to find a new legend to perform and not to talk.
@geeta151 (312)
• India
17 Feb 07
no not at all sachin should continue playing ,he is a great player.he has done india proud so many times before.such people should be honoured.
• India
17 Feb 07
I don't think it is right time to talk about his retirement (now that you have given all his allocades). And also when the world cup is just a few months away.
• India
17 Feb 07
Sachin has been the back bone of indian cricket in the recent past.The title the master blaster suggests this.At present he is in good form and it would be good to see him retire after the world cup 2007.