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    Gooch must have been late 30s by that 1989 ashes series and he did not recover too badly did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    Quite the horror..you can be an ostrich and believe it's for the sake of playing one last time in a country that's been kind to him. I'll play the cynic and think there's a 100 in there for the taking against SL at the very least. His fake modesty, rubbish about not knowing how many centuries he's scored...it all ties in nicely IMHO.
    Wot? The man knows his stats, and while he's always done his variation of the cliche'd "Team is greater than the individual" speech every single player does, he's never pretended to not know how many centuries he's got.
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    Who else saw thread title and thought about the possiblility of an Irish Tendulkar?
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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    If Tendulkar is still in the best six batsmen available for India then he should get selected. Simple as that.
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    ^Which he almost certainly is. Imo he is still the best batsman they have, and quite comfortably at that. Honestly don't think the bloke is much worse than he has ever been. His form looks fine to me, and you can't expect him to score 7 tons (or whatever is was) every year. With the inevitable retirement of either/both Laxman and Dravid around the corner, his presence in the team is even more crucial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    If Tendulkar is still in the best six batsmen available for India then he should get selected. Simple as that.
    What if he isn't?

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    What if he isn't?
    Then he should be dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    What if he isn't?
    Well he should either work on his keeping or gtfo.

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    Definitely sets a bad precedent when you can have someone, as hallowed as Tendulkar might be, walking into a ODI team when he hasn't played a game in 10 odd months. My problem is him not making himself available for all matches, and letting the decision, as how to best manage him, rest with the selectors. He could've played the Windies games, probably notched up his 100th, and played here with a less cluttered mindset. Nobody doubts his ODI creds obviously but this deference to seniority BS has reached epidemic proportions in Indian cricket.
    Last edited by Arachnodouche; 27-01-2012 at 07:22 AM.

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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?
    Sachin himself from his mid 30's?

    Should Sachin Tendulkar retire from International Cricket?

    Just did a quick search for threads about retirement of players and there are about 5 or 6 about Sachin already there at different times. More than any other player probably and he keeps going.

    Can't see any reason as too why he should retire now unless he wants too himself. He is still among the best Indian batsman quite easily and with Dravid and Laxman possibly going too, to lose all 3 together will be a even bigger blow.

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    im astonished that hes playing the odis....surely he should have retired from the odi form with the wc win,it would have been much more fitting and graceful.instead he has decided to plough on hoping no doubt to get a 100 against sl on some dead pitch seeing he cant do it in tests.for all the bull he gives about not caring about stats the 'little master' loves em.i dont really buy the experience crap either.if experience means scoring 20s and 30s in eng and aus ill take youth,thanks!

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    Maybe, just maybe he hasn't retired because he enjoys and loves playing the game. I know it's difficult to digest that cricketers enjoy doing what they do but it might just be true.

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    Does people really think he played on after the WC because he wanted the 100 hundreds ?

    He will play more even if he gets his hundredth 100 in one day series....

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    if bcci can schedule a few series at home against sl and bangladesh at home for the next 2 years who knows he might even end up with 110-115 100s.

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    without drs***correction

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