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    Nah, he has to retire in India. No way in hell the most popular cricketer ever is retiring after a whitewash in Ozland.
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    It's funny how he got to be so popular. I mean, other than his batting prowess, he has the personality of a potato.

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    Either that or he's just very good at keeping his personal life and personality out of the public eye, as anyone would be if they were one of the most worshiped individuals on the planet.
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    This is a **** thread.

    He's in bad form. Everyone goes through bad patches of form; the fact that he's doing it post-35 doesn't automatically make it terminal - we've seen that with him once before and, for a more recent example, we've seen it with Ponting to.

    And look, even if it is terminal in this case (and it's far too early to tell) then he shouldn't retire just because people don't like seeing him struggling. He should keep playing as long as he enjoys the game. It is perhaps a little different in his case than every other batsman's because the selectors would never dare drop him, but it still shouldn't really be on him to retire in the interests of other people. This is his passion, his career, his life, and if he wants to keep playing and is still deemed good enough then good on him. If you don't think he's good enough to be in the side anymore then you should call for his dropping; I mean I'd still disagree with that too but at least it'd be the right process. I've never had any time at all for the "you're not any good anymore; you should retire" argument - because it's not a reason within itself for a player to retire. It may be a reason to make a player stop enjoying his cricket, which is a reason to retire, but it's not a direct reason.
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    No, he still has a role in Tests but I fail to see what more he can possibly achieve playing random ODIs. He scored tons to help win the last three-nation held in Oz, why the itch this year after a disastrous tour?

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    The 'He has to retire to preserve the Tendulkar legacy' argument is so crap.

    2011 was definitely his worst year post-2006 and he still scored about 750 runs @ 47.

    Should be remembered that he had the best year of his career in 2010.

    Why anyone would drop the best batsman in the country and one of the top five in the world is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    No, he still has a role in Tests but I fail to see what more he can possibly achieve playing random ODIs. He scored tons to help win the last three-nation held in Oz, why the itch this year after a disastrous tour?
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    Sachin hasnt really looked terrible in this series apart from this test. His 73 at Melbourne was frankly a glorious innings cut short... played a decent knock at Sydney too. He certainly hasnt looked completely lost like Dravid and Lax have.
    He'll probably get the chance to go out with a bit of pride in India... not looking as though VVS and Dravid will get that, though.. such a shame.
    Seems not all great players can get the sort of endings like McWarne, Langer and Martyn did

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    Quote Originally Posted by satguru View Post
    sachin hasnt really looked terrible in this series apart from this test. His 73 at melbourne was frankly a glorious innings cut short... Played a decent knock at sydney too. He certainly hasnt looked completely lost like dravid and lax have.
    He'll probably get the chance to go out with a bit of pride in india... Not looking as though vvs and dravid will get that, though.. Such a shame.
    seems not all great players can get the sort of endings like mcwarne, langer and martyn did
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    if he is in India's top 6 batsmen why shouldn't he keep going? There are four, possibly five around him that have been totally inferior in this series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He's in bad form. Everyone goes through bad patches of form; the fact that he's doing it post-35 doesn't automatically make it terminal - we've seen that with him once before and, for a more recent example, we've seen it with Ponting to.
    Agree so much with this. Just because someone goes through a poor patch and they're near the end of their career doesn't always mean they're in decline ffs.
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    Those people who think that sachin should retire from ODIs should remember that Sachin sometime ago said that he wont be retiring from one form to play another. He will retire from all forms of cricket together.

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    It just might be that the closer you get to your 40s, at least as a batsman, you may have only one window of opportunity left to cash in, and once that lapses, it becomes increasingly hard to live up to old standards. Dravid had his last year, Ponting's time may have just begun..Sachin, who knows?

    Do we have many examples of batsmen who rediscovered their old touch towards their late 30s and carried on for a good 2-3 years through till the end of their careers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    It just might be that the closer you get to your 40s, at least as a batsman, you may have only one window of opportunity left to cash in, and once that lapses, it becomes increasingly hard to live up to old standards. Dravid had his last year, Ponting's time may have just begun..Sachin, who knows?

    Do we have many examples of batsmen who rediscovered their old touch towards their late 30s and carried on for a good 2-3 years through till the end of their careers?
    Probably not because selectors always panic and drop them, or they retire.

    Hussey, Ponting and Dravid are three obvious contemporary examples though.

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    uh the important thing to remember is that while he played a dreadful innings today, in an already finished match pretty much, he's not in bad form
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