Originally Posted by Satyanash89
If the BCCI axes Tendulkar unceremoniously, the whole nation will erupt at the "injustice", especially Maharshtra, his home state, where i live... and seeing as how Srikkanth is the chief of selectors
, I would not be surprised at all if some groups try to 'target' South Indians... so i for one hope he doesnt get the axe
Seriously though, its easy for us to sit here and say he should be dropped for the betterment of the team, but no one has the balls to do so....
Originally Posted by harsh.skm
Dead on. Imagine somebody like Rahane replacing Tendulkar. He would probably be booed every delivery in his first innings. When thinking about a long-term replacement, the only one who I think will make me happy would be a more mature Unmukth Chand, hopefully in a year. Lad can be special, like Pujara and Kohli. The rest of the cast: Rahane, Raina, Badri, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj, Tiwary do not really seem the part, but we may have to do. Though I should probably reserve judgement on Badri.
Another way to go would be to play Sehwag at #4, as he has wanted to play at that position for so long now, and get somebody else to open. Sehwag replacing Sachin may cushion the blow.
Let's calm down and not go into hyperbole.
Don't think selectors will have the guts to drop him, like they didn't with Dravid/Laxman but even if they do there will be some outrage, but not this nonsense.
And btw, Sandeep Patil, a maharashtrian is Chief of selectors now.