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09-08-2012, 08:26 PM #1
Kapil, Azhar back Sachin, say he should decide when to quitFormer Indian captains Kapil Dev and Mohammed Azharuddin today backed Sachin Tendulkar, who is under pressure to call time on his illustrious career, saying that he should decide when he wants to retire.
After his failure in the recent New Zealand Test series in which he was bowled three times in a row, there has been a debate whether Tendulkar should retire now.
However, Tendulkar does not have retirement in mind as he has said he would retire only when he stops enjoying playing the game.
“Honestly, I wanted him to retire after the World Cup win. But the need of the hour is that I will stand by him. I want to back him and want him to go with a big smile,” Kapil, the first World Cup wining captain, said.
“It is tough to leave a game you love. It was tough for me as well. And he has got so much in the last 23 years. So it’s wrong for us to discuss (retirement),” Kapil said.
Azharuddin, one of the most successful Indian captains, suggested Tendulkar to play more matches to rediscover his form....being a human...