Ganguly says would have retired if he was in Tendulkar's place

London , Tue, 11 Dec 2012 ANI

London, Dec 11(ANI): Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has claimed he was in Sachin Tendulkar's position right now, he would have decided to retire after the Nagpur Test against England.

Ganguly, who played alongside Tendulkar in the Indian side for 12 years, is the most high profile cricketing figure in India to suggest the Nagpur Test should be the last in the career of the most famous cricketer on earth.

Tendulkar has averaged 25 in 2012 and his innings of 76 at Calcutta against England was his first Test half century since Jan 3.

Newspapers in India have been relatively gentle in their criticism of the team and there was little direct comment about Tendulkar or captain MS Dhoni, but Ganguly has suggested this could be the time for change.

"Sachin desperately needs to get runs. He has achieved a lot. He is getting a long rope because of what he has achieved," the Telegraph quoted Ganguly, as saying.

"By now he should know how to turn it around. As somebody watching it from outside, Tendulkar is not performing and I think if I were Tendulkar, I would go (retire)," he added.

"But it's up to him at the present moment. We want to see the great man going with a bat held high and not in terrible form," he said.

The two sides will gather in Nagpur today and take their first look at the pitch for the fourth Test, which England expect to be prepared to the orders of Dhoni who wants a turning track in an attempt to level the series.

England is leading the four-match series 2-1. (ANI)

Read More: Nagpur | Sachin | Sachin Rs. | Sachin G.i.d.c. | Nagpur Gpo | Nagpur City Ho | Nagpur Airport | Indl.area Nagpur So | C.r.p.f. Nagpur | Midc Nagpur So | Telegraph Work Shop | Survey Of India | Dhoni | Ganguly Bagan | K.r.high School | Sourav Ganguly | Mahendra Singh Dhoni | Sachin Tendulkar | Euro 2012 | Central Teacher Eligibility Test CTET

Singham Returns movie released Shri Narendra Modi unfurling the Tricolour flag India Independence Day LFW WF 2014 Friday Funda with Rahul Mishra Models wearing Shree Raj Mahal Jewelers Jewelery Gaurav Gupta and Shraddha Kapoor at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014
Social bookmark this page

Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image