> > Indeed he is, although mostly while fielding and from the pavilion
> > other than the 5 min or so that he spends with a bat in hand.
> > Kapil and a few others too lingered on past their sell-by dates but
> > SRT has plumbed new depths of shamelessness. And with selectors
> > lacking a spine, I wonder who'll spare the nation the embarrassment?
> > Ramapriya
> Out of the big three I'm beginning to think the guy that shouldn't have
> retired is Dravid. VVS timed it right. Not seeing much reason for
> Tendulkar to stick around. I'd certainly like to see him go out on a
> high note rather than what he's delivered in 2012. 200 tests maybe?
If you check the records you will find that in the last few test
matches played in India (before the England series) both Dravid and
Laxman enjoyed a much better average in tests played in India than
tendu. Going by that one could assume that since thier record in the
recent past in tests played in India were quite good both Dravid and
Laxman should not have retired . Actually, out of the 3 tendu should
have been asked to retire since more than 10 tests after the Australia
series were to be played in India. Of course Indian cricket has never
followed logic. Also, emotions are huge when it comes to tendu. He
should be asked to retire after this test match even if he does well
in the second innings. But it looks like tendu will play even in the
Australia series and will MAYBE retire after that. It looks like all
his marketing managers etc. want tendu to play that one special
innings before he retires. It doesn't matter how long it takes it
seems like they are simply wishing for that one special innings from
him. Once he does that I guess he may then announce his retirement.
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