The Indian team disappointed the cricket fans with their dismal performances throughout the year. Following humiliating losses in Australia and England, the Indian batting order became even more fragile post Dravid and Laxman’s retirements.
A lot depended on Tendulkar who was expected to return to form after scoring his hundredth ton against Bangladesh. But the Little Master’s miserable form continued in the series against New Zealand, and he even struggled against England on the home turf.
The century scored against Bangladesh remained to be the only one for Tendulkar in 2012 so far. In the 9 matches he played in 2012, he scored 357 runs with a below par average of 23. 80.
The critics and the cricket pundits have asked for his retirement. Legends like Sunil Gavaskar questioned his footwork in the Test series against England. Many reckon that age is taking its toll over Sachin and it’s time that he too calls it a day.