New Delhi: Since he did not see himself playing the 2015 World Cup, it was appropriate to quit the 50-over format in the best interest of the Indian team, batting great Sachin Tendulkar has said.
The senior batsman said it was best to allow team find a winning combination ahead of the tournament, to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
The 39-year-old batsman said it was right to walk into the sunset, keeping in mind India`s title defence.
"I felt in 2015 when we go to Australia and New Zealand we should be fully prepared to lift the trophy again. I don`t see myself playing in the 2015 World Cup and that`s why I felt I should back off and the team should move ahead and form a balance, formidable combination for the 2015 World Cup," Tendulkar told an English news channel.
One of the game`s all-time greats, Tendulkar, announced his retirement from one-day cricket in December last year, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the One-day format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.