India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev feels that batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will not retire unless India is successful in its attempt to lift the 2011 ICC World Cup adding that the maestro might carry on till the next quadrennial event four years later.
Kapil said,"I feel talking about Sachin (Tendulkar) is an insult to him. He is such an important personal not only for India but for world cricket. His performance gives strength to the team. He brings in abundance of experience in the team," Kapil said during a promotional event for the mega event to be held in the sub-continent next year.
"Sachin is one player who brings crowds on to the ground.
"People say it is his last World Cup but I don't believe in this. We might see him play the next World Cup also. I feel until and unless he wins the trophy, he won't go," added Kapil who led India to World Cup glory in 1983.
Tendulkar made his World Cup debut in 1992 which was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. He has participated in five successive World Cups and was the man of the series in the 2003 edition held in South Africa when India made it to the finals before going down to Australia.