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    At what exact date...

    Something that's been bugging me for a while. At what exact date or after which match could Sachin have retired and be considered one of the greatest ever, say top 3 or so cricketers in history. It's no secret that playing past his best may hurt the way history will view him and he's been slipping out of people's all time XI's for a while now.

    Obviously this is not when he should have retired as he should keep playing as long as he contributes to the team and enjoys himself. But when could he have retied to be considered in the top rung of cricketers (assuming you don't think he's already there)?
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    Winning a series in Australia and retiring would be quite fitting imo.
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    Last edited by Fiery; 28-05-2007 at 01:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Right date, wrong match.
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    Yeah, if he retired on the date Fiery posted he'd probably be considered among the top three greatest ever. For mine, he's already up in the top rung anyway. At any rate, I think after he retires he'll be rated higher....when people forget the less impressive latter part of his career and remember the many years of greatness. A lot of cricketers have declined with age, Viv Richards for example, but he's still rated as being among the best despite a comparatively poor showing in the latter half of his Test career. I think it'll be similar with Tendulkar (assuming he doesn't turn it around now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Assuming you meant that date, and not the match, that would have left him with an average of 58.72, as opposed to his current 55.44. Decent effort that
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Assuming you meant that date, and not the match, that would have left him with an average of 58.72, as opposed to his current 55.44. Decent effort that
    59.16 had he retired after just the first inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Right date, wrong match.
    Sorry, edited now

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    Well, does no one disagree? or did I just kill this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Well, does no one disagree? or did I just kill this thread?
    The latter I believe.

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    Yeah some time around 2002.

    Or perhaps if we're talking on a sentimental note, after the 2001 test series vs. Australia where he tonned up in the 3rd test, contributing greatly to that win.
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    I seriously have faith that Sachin will come good and win MOS for the England and Australia tour and people will once again be reminded of his greatness.

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    Sachin can't win MOS if Ishant Sharma does it, simply to spite SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Something that's been bugging me for a while. At what exact date or after which match could Sachin have retired and be considered one of the greatest ever, say top 3 or so cricketers in history.
    Without wanting to sound controversial, never. Not close to top 3 in history.
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