Can't think of Indian cricket sans Sachin: Kumble

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Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012, 9:51 [IST]
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'Can't think of cricket without Sachin'

Bangalore, Oct 6: Former India skipper Anil Kumble on Friday said that he cannot think of Indian cricket without the iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is thinking about his retirement.

When asked about his views on Sachin's retirement, Kumble said it was hard to think about Indian cricket wihout the legendary cricketer who will be assessing his cricketing future next month.

"I can't think of Indian cricket without Tendulkar and I want him to continue," Kumble said.

Anil Kumble after the launch of his sports academy TENVIC at a city school, said he was privileged to share the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar for 13 years.

"It's a privilege to have shared Indian team dressing room for 13 years with Tendulkar. Eventually, he will have to take the call (for retirement). But this question of when to retire should be best left to him only," added Kumble.

Further Kumble felt that it was a tough decision for nay cricketer and of course for Sachin as he has played for 23 years since 1989.

"For any sportsperson it is a tough decision and it is for the individual to take the call. Tendulkar will also eventually have to take the call," said the legendary leg-spinner.


Story first published:  Saturday, October 6, 2012, 14:10 [IST]
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