Although late, decision to retire should be welcomed by all cricket lovers. The right time for Sachin Tendulkar to declare retirement, perhaps, was after the World cup victory. Any way, it is his decision and he has earned a right to decide timing of his decision.
Let us now wish that he makes a big hundred in a Test match very soon and then announces his retirement from that form of cricket too. Best wishes to him for that big hundred and many years of good health and sheer joy after retirement from all forms of cricket!
>>> Like other batsmen he was in the team to score runs which he did more often than not and still these people compained that his scores/centuries didn't win matches.
Couldn't agree more! Just for the sake of arguments here is some statistics.
Sachin scored a century in total 49 one day internationals. Out of these 49, India won 34, lost 13, 1 was tied and 1 no-result. So, his 70% centuries have resulted in a victory for India.
Sachin Tendulkar is perhaps the only cricketer in the world who is critisized by
some people - who probably do not understand cricket - for doing his job. Like other batsmen he was in the team to score runs which he did more often than not and still these people compained that his scores/centuries didn't win matches.
>>> when was the last time we won when Sachin scored a hundred,The
Shall he make a hundred every time to win?
In the world cup 2012, in the quarter final match against Australia, Sachin made 53. India won this match. Was this not a good contribution in the victory?
Again in the semifinal against Pakistan, he made 85. Was this not a solid contribution in the victory?
This year, while chasing 320 against Sri Lanka, Sachin made 39 in 30 deliveries.
In the same series, while chasing a modest 235 runs target against Sri Lanka, Sachin's contribution was 48 in 63 balls.
Again after a month, while chasing a 300+ target against Pakistan, Sachin made 52 in 48 deliveries.
India won all the three matche. Sachin was not the highest run scorer in these matches, but his contribution in the victory was significant.
>>> The last time in Asia Cup game Sachin took 27 balls to move from 95 to 100 and the result we made 17 runs short tahn what should have been made.Bangladesh won.
very funny logic! India made 290 against Bangladesh and still we lost. The blame must go the ballers for failing to defent such a huge total against a minnow.
Let's look at the numbers in that match. Sachin made 114 from 138 balls (strike rate 79). Virat Kohli made 66 from 82 balls (strike rate 79) and Gambhir made 11 from 15 balls. So, if Sachin is responsible for the defeat, then Kohli and Gambhir are equally responsible.
Now about balling. Bangladesh needed 124 runs to win in the last 14 overs (required rate 8.86 per hour) which is a very difficult task fro any team. And then Bangladesh needed 33 in the last 3 overs, which is again a huge task. In the 48th over, Irfan Pathan bowled short outside leg stump, fulltoss and wides giving away 17 runs in 1 over. Now Bangla needed only 16 in last 12 balls. Then came Praveen Kumar to bowl the 49 th over. First ball he bowled a fulltoss above waist height. A no ball was given and it was hit for a boundary. So now, only 11 needed in 12 balls. Next ball was again a fulltoss which was hit for a six. Now, only 5 needed in last 11 balls which were made in next 3-4 deliveries.
So, who is responsible for this defeat? Only Sachin or Sachi, Kohli and Gambhir? And what about ballers? They were not able to defend a huge total of 290 runs. In fact, Irfan and Praveen gave away 28 runs in 7 balls to make the victory simple for BD when they needed as many as 33 runs in 18 balls?
So who is responsible for this defeat? Only Sachin? Or Sachin, Kohli and Gambhir? Or Praveen and Irfan? or all ballers? Or the entire team?