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Mukul Kesavan on Tendulkar's retirement | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
Good article. I'm glad that there is some balanced reporting on cricinfo in amongst the endless stream of fanboy articles and emotive pieces. Headlines such as, "Dravid: He would have listened to his heart" were making me vomit.
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yep...this was a very well written and balanced article
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
It is so easy........... to write things like that............ so easy.........
harsh, are you saying that it is not a balanced article?
I'm glad Cricinfo did this. Probably just did it for the huts as I'm sure it'll kick of a veritable ****storm in cricinfo's Sachin fanclub. But I think this was necessary... His career can be celebrated when he actually retires... Right now the timing of his retirement can and SHOULD be questioned. In my opinion, he certainly didn't time it right and has done no favours to our team or international cricket in general
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Smali, I am saying it's just so easy to write things like that. There is a reason ex-teammates and other sporting legends do not criticize their fellow sportsmen on these lines. It is a very difficult thing to do, recognizing that you may not be the genius you once were. It does not diminish Sachin's legacy. Which name springs to mind when asked about the greatest boxer of all time? - Ali. Even though he made his horrendous comeback against Holmes, in a match where the tragedy seemed to be that he still thought he was "Ali". Which name springs to mind when asked about the greatest F1 racer of all time? - Schumacher. Despite his horrid second wind recently. It is not a balanced article. Just as Mr Kesavan wrongly assesses Sachin's last 2 years to be that of an accountant's years, his article is that of an accountant, only registering the numbers that Sachin went through the last two years, not the turmoil and self-doubt. As I said, it is so easy...
Its times like this I really wish Sachin just played on til he was 50 or something. And then when asked why he isn't retiring he just answered "oh I like playing cricket".
Anyway the article wasn't just critical of Tendulkar for his lack of output of runs, it's what the timing of his retirement has caused, which is a shortened itinerary for a series which everyone wanted to see and world cricket needed as well as him causing other batting talents not having an opportunity to settle into the side. Instead Rahane/Rohit will be thrown to the wolves in South Africa in their debut series.
And I cbf with Tendulkar's turmoil and doubt... Point is that he should put that aside when deciding when to retire. Did Lara or Dravid not go through the same turmoil Tendulkar is? They still timed it better than he has
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