July 15, 2012

Indian cricket

Tendulkar’s interests not same as India’s

George Binoy

Suresh Menon, writing in Wisden India, says if Sachin Tendulkar is not likely to play the 2015 World Cup, "he has no business being in the Indian team to Sri Lanka this month."

This week has seen two leading contemporary players bid adieu for different reasons. The fast bowler Brett Lee is simply tired, while the wicketkeeper Mark Boucher may lose an eye in a horrific accident behind the stumps. If the 2015 World Cup is in his sights, Tendulkar should play on but without deciding when and where. If it isn’t, he should be honest and inform the selectors. The chairman of selectors was his first international captain – that should make things a bit easier.

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