Sachin knows when to call it a day: Glenn McGrath

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Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 17:12 [IST]
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Sachin knows when to quit: McGrath

Chennai, Sep 4: Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath, who was appointed as Director of MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai recently, said Sachin Tendulkar will know when he needs to retire and nobody should force him to announce his retirement.

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During an interview to Times of India, when asked about Sachin's form and is age catching up with the master blaster, as he was bowled thrice in the series against New Zealand, the legendary pacer Glenn McGrath said 'Sachin will know when to go'.

"I saw him bat today (on Monday) for a while and he was middling it pretty well. As a batsman, he has seen it all and if he feels, there are areas to work on, he will do that. And I know you'll ask whether Sachin should retire, and my answer would be 'Leave it to Sachin. He will know when to go," he said.

Glenn McGrath who has dismissed the legendary batsman six times in nine Tests and seven times in 23 ODIs, felt the decision to call it quits remains with the player as he needs to be physically and mentally fit to succeed at the international level.

"It's about being physically and mentally strong for long periods of time. You have to work as hard as you can, but then, it's important to know your body as well. It's also a matter of self-belief and being patient. All these attributes have to come together if you have to succeed consistently at the top level," he was quoted as saying.


Story first published:  Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 17:04 [IST]
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