Not fair to discuss about Sachin`s retirement: Srinivasan

Not fair to discuss about Sachin`s retirement: Srinivasan

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 16:02
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Not fair to discuss about Sachin`s retirement: SrinivasanNew Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan on Monday refused to be drawn into a debate on whether it was time for Sachin Tendulkar to call it quits from Test cricket, saying he is the "greatest batsman India has produced" and it won`t be fair to the batsman to discuss about his retirement.

Asked whether the BCCI was giving special treatment to Tendulkar when compared to the likes of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, both of whom are presently out of the team due to non-performance, Srinivasan said, "I don`t think any one of us can talk about Sachin (Tendulkar)".

"Sachin is probably the greatest cricketer India has ever produced. I don`t think it is wise to sit and analyse his performance series wise," Srinivasan said.


Srinivasan`s personal opinion was that Tendulkar has no comparison as he belongs to an altogether different league.

"Sachin is different from others. This is my personal view and I distinguish between selection matters and personal view," the BCCI chief said.

Srinivasan also refused to react to a column by renowned historian and cricket writer, Ramachandra Guha where he said that Tendulkar should have retired on a high, like Vijay Merchant, who quit international cricket after scoring a flawless century against England in 1951.

"It`s not fair to be quizzed about Sachin because I am not a selector. I don`t think we should be discussing this. It`s not fair on Sachin to be discussed at all," the BCCI president said.

Tendulkar scored a solid 81 in the first Test in Chennai but failed to score any other big knock in India`s historic 4-0 clean sweep against Australia in the four-match series.

PTI

First Published: Monday, March 25, 2013, 16:01

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yogesh - delhi
Sachin is the only one who can defeat any score.
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pushpinder Singh - new delhi
sachin k jaisa koe nae world cricket mai.Thats why says that Sachin is a god of Cricket
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Hariom verma - USA
Sachin should carry on up to south africa
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Murali - Dubai
Y this stand of BCCI only in the case of Sachin, Y they put pressure on Rahul / Laxman and Ganguly for Retirement. This is Mumbai lobby in BCCI
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Vishnu V - Chennai
if india loss badly in south africa, u people will say sachin must not be retired now.
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ritvik - hyderabad
I just don`t understand why ppl regard him as the greatest batsman in today`s cricket...Seriously what special has he done? Did he ever win a test match for our country single handedly like laxman and dravid did at kolkota against aussies in 2001 and against aussies in 2003 at adelaide...and even pujara ....david dhawan and murali vijay have given India victories single handedlly by their knocks... Comin to ODI`s...I understand he played some good knocks...but wht was his contribution in the two WC finals he played? I will say just bcoz sachin played more number f matches in tests and odi, he has more number f runs and centuries..nothing spl abt tht...make any other batsman play thoe many matches ...they will also have 100 centuries...and regarding his retirement, he has t o be sacked as his contribution in the recent series against aussies is ZERO and he hasn`t scored a ton since 2011.
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B K Das - hyderabad
If people start occupying places based on their stature, no youngster would ever get a place anywhere. Had someone not retired 25 years back, Sachin at the age of 16 then, would not have been the same Sachin we all know today. What on earth he is trying to achieve more on a cricketing field. We talk about Bharat Ratna for Sachin, but it’s him who is probably blocking a place in the Indian team for some aspiring youngster. If Dravid had not retired we would not have seen Pujara today. I thank GOD that our lives are not controlled by BCCI ion committee, otherwise we would not have got place on earth as it would have been occupied by some immortal icons of the likes of the man we are talking about. May GOD shower wisdom to the people concern to respect nature’s choice.
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Rajesh - Mumbai
love you sachin paaaji carry on....
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