Sachin should have thought of a better retirement than being left out of team. Although the selection board justifies that Sachin and Gaguly are allowed rest, it is red signal for them to retire. If not, why should they be allowed rest? For the last one month they should have got enough time to rest and relax. The intention is clear that the board could not find a better word than REST to give a yellow card to the BIGBs.
Sachin might have been God and Ganguly might have been Prince. But when both are not adding any good to the team, they deserve a stay out card. Tendulkar, limited-overs cricket’s most successful batsman, managed only 64 runs in three World Cup matches, falling for 7 against Bangladesh and clean bowled for a duck against Sri Lanka. He should have done great long back.It is better to retire than being kicked out. See how Brain Lara out of his loss decided to retire. Sachin should learn out him. He is a setting sun and should understand that every good product has an expiry date. Living the glories of past does not make a sense for team India and Cricket.
So says Ian Chappell. He writes an article titled “Look into that mirror, Sachin” and goes on to write:
If Tendulkar had found an honest mirror three years ago and asked the question; “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the best batsman of all?” It would’ve answered; “Brian Charles Lara.” If he asked that same mirror right now; “Mirror, mirror on the wall should I retire?” The answer would be; “Yes.”
This is at the reach of a Sachin Era, he should pave way for young cricketers. As cricketer we need him for the further growth of Cricket, but as a player, I do not feel he would bring glories again. He is getting old and although he wills, his physique may not allow. At this time his bat won’t reach the angle his mind calculates. This is a universal phenomenon, body fails to mind. Sachin should realize that, so is Ganguly. I would definitely love to see him walking off, for the last time, with a 100,000 indian fans giving him a standing ovation. So, I hope that he chooses any forthcoming big series to take his leave.