But I still feel that if he goes now it would be great for his own name. He will bow out like Richard Hadlee.
Yes he should. But then so should Virat Kohli in like 18 years' time.
Sachin got 50 international hundreds in 2000 Nov.
Since 1 Dec 2010, he has scored 46 international tons at an average of 52.5 from 281 matches. Totaling 16,081 international runs.
As a comparison, here are the numbers for Ponting, Kallis and Dravid, who people widely regard as better batsmen in the 2000s.
Ponting - 19,845 runs and 55 tons @ 48.63 from 380 matches
Kallis - 16,835 runs and 43 tons @ 54.13 from 311 matches
Dravid - 15,100 matches and 28 tons @ 47.04 from 313 matches
So inspite of playing significantly lesser matches due to age, his numbers are still right up there with players who are considered as the top batsman in this decade and has carved himself a nice enough argument for being the top batsman in this decade too.
He's still in top quality form, so he shouldn't quit now.
I don't know about now, but the WC will probably be his last OD dig and he'll probably drift out of tests within the next 12 months.
RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
Will be filthy if he tours here again after everyone turned out to wave him off last time. More Australian farewell tours than John Farnham FFS.
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#408. Sixty three not out forever.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
I'll clap louder when it confirms an Australian whitewash
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stfu you'll never hang out with me.
No idea who you're talking to mate
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