Delhi: India`s previous cricket captain Kapil Dev feels Sachin Tendulkar must retire from one-dayers, saying the champion batsman`s time is lastly up after over 2 decades at the international level.
From what we have seen in the last 3 months, he should have announced his retirement before the World Cup. It`s important to know that every cricketer has his time," Kapil Dev told a TV channel.Having served India for 22-23 years, there surely is no bigger cricketer than him. But he should have announced his result to retire from the shorter format soon behind the World Cup," he said.
Tendulkar, who is stressed for form in the ongoing ODI tri-series against Australia and Sri Lanka, is still awaiting his 100th international century -- close to a year after he scored the 99th.Kapil felt players who cannot decide on their own concerning their future should be told about it no indecisive terms by the selection panel.
May be his time has come. Every player has his time. Age is not on his side as it was earlier," Kapil said of the 38-year-old right-hander. Conceivably Sachin loves cricket more than himself. Azhar feels like playing even now. Sourav Ganguly say wants to play. It`s important what the Board or selectors feel about the issue," he added.
Asked whether the intangible 100th hundred was affecting Sachin Tendulkar form, Kapil said, "Sachin has played under wonderful pressure all through his career and scored centuries inspite of extreme expectations. He has deliver in such situations in the past.