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    The Perdurable Mr Tendulkar

    According to a garbled panegyric in The Australian by Mike Coward earlier this year, "[Sunil] Gavaskar believes it is within Tendulkar's reach to play until the 2111 [my incredulous italics] World Cup if his body can remain as strong as his will to succeed and break more records."

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...014242,00.html

    By my own reckoning, he could well still be playing at forty; by Brett Lee's, he should go on into his fifties. Waddoyou reckon?
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    Haha 2111 WC.
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    If he can still be playing - and still be being Test and ODI-class - at 40 years, it will truly be an astonishing achievement.

    What I really don't want to see though is him continuing to play without doing himself justice - and continuing to play purely because he is Sachin Tendulkar, rather than because he is the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

    If he can indeed continue to do the position justice there's little I'd love more than to see him go to 40. He has already managed the most remarkable career in terms of length at the top level in history; to take it another 5 years would be truly flabbergasting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Haha 2111 WC.
    I tell you, if the human race is still around, never mind cricket, in that year we'll have done pretty well.


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    TBF, it's not the most ludicrous thing Sunny's come out with lately .
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    2011 WC .... I think that would be the perfect stage for Tendulkar to retire .... iirc, he too said that he wants to continue till 2011 and win that WC, which happens to be in India
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I tell you, if the human race is still around, never mind cricket, in that year we'll have done pretty well.
    2111 isn't that far away. The human race'll be just fine.

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    it would be fun to see a 135+ yrs old Tendulkar playing

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    Wheel him out - he'd still get a few runs. Footwork may not be as good as in his heyday though.

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    I wish if he could..
    Indian cricket always need an ikon to bulid things around.
    (Rohit Sharma's presence may be a threat to him)
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    If it means Tendulkar's last World Cup innings doesn't read

    S Tendulkar b D Fernando 0

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    I am pretty sure that Tendulkar is hoping and aiming to play till the world cup. Lifting the trophy at his home ground would be a spectacular way to end his career and that dream will keep him going. Whether he gets there is another matter but I think it's more likely than not. He is still pretty fit and in decent form and it's not hard to see him stay that way for another 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDAK View Post
    I wish if he could..
    Indian cricket always need an ikon to bulid things around.
    (Rohit Sharma's presence may be a threat to him)
    While Rohit Sharma may indeed be a fine batsman, I'll be astonished if he's particularly close to Tendulkar's level at any stage of his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    If he can still be playing - and still be being Test and ODI-class - at 40 years, it will truly be an astonishing achievement.

    What I really don't want to see though is him continuing to play without doing himself justice - and continuing to play purely because he is Sachin Tendulkar, rather than because he is the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

    If he can indeed continue to do the position justice there's little I'd love more than to see him go to 40. He has already managed the most remarkable career in terms of length at the top level in history; to take it another 5 years would be truly flabbergasting.
    Yes...although, curiously, not the most Test matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    it would be fun to see a 135+ yrs old Tendulkar playing
    sure why not? we can cryogenically deep freeze him and keep him preserved till 2011....

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