After a disastrous loss of Team India in the second test against England,Master-Blaster,Sachin Tendulkar, is under severe pressure.His performance with the bat has turned real bad and its been 6 innings since consecutively,where he could not perform at all! Speculations are being made that the BCCI selectors had a word with Sachin on his performance and while Sachin Tendulkar has left the decision on the selectors,they,on the other hand,showed confidence in him !
A decade back, the same name-Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was termed ‘One Man Army’ of Team India,who helped Team India win many matches,single-handedly. It is the same legendary cricketer whose presence in the team makes almost no difference.
Is it just a ‘long bad patch’ of Sachin,as explained by Sunil Gavaskar or is it all over for the 39 year old legend of legends ? 🙁
They who used to fall short of words praising the Little-Master Blaster, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , are also adding on to the list of his critics , questioning Sachin’s intention ! Ian Chappell , the former Australian Captain and cricket legend, doubts Sachin’s intention as well. When the air blew against the Master-Blaster, in the past, he would always come back and hit bang hard on the face of criticism, with his performance. However, this time , it is his 100th century which people doubt is the only thing, he is playing International Cricket for and not for his nation. In the huge list of Sachin’s celebrity critics, stand many former Indian cricket players too, who are not as blunt as Ian has been. Probably, no one denies Sachin’s potential to be able to score rapidly , in any international matches, even now.
Are there valid reasons with critics to ask Sachin to retire ?
Well, since last few months, Sachin is being criticized by Media and Cricket-Experts for delaying his retirement. Throughout the Australian Tour Sachin could not get that (now, better be mentioned as the most controversial) 100 and the most deserving and anticipated one too. His decision to play ODIs again is also declaring his intent of playing just for that record. The question is why should he not play for records? Why should he retire? If he be compared with the young Team India players, he is doing fairly good.Except for Gambhir and Kohli, which youngster of Team India did miracles in Australia ? Hence he very much deserves to remain in the squad as his experience and being in the Top 11 matters , even today. There is no opponent team which does not celebrate Sachin’s wicket with extra-excitement, till date. It is because he is still a terror to the opponent, worldwide ! When it comes to records, why should a player not play for records ? Do they not matter ? Do numbers not count in the game? Yes they do ! And he getting that 100th century would bring proud to the nation as well. Even if some one does it after him, it would be crossing a milestone which an Indian Cricketer would have made ! Above all, had numbers and records not been their under his name, Sachin would not have been praised like Sachin!
-Ask Sachin to retire if you can bring in a Replica else let him decide when he wishes to, as his being in the team, matters and would always do so !
Addressing the media in Agra , Kapil Dev said it is up to Sachin to decide when to retire . However, he also marked that questions are raised only when the performance goes down. Previously, it was him who had declared it was time for Sachin to retire and he should have done it , before World Cup 2011 or before that.
Well, sudden change of opinion on Sachin, from the former Indian Team captain is shocking or may be he has sensed that Sachin may complete his 100th century , sometime soon, may be in the upcoming Asia Cup when the pitch would be of Bangladesh where Sachin’s record is fairly good!