Dhoni hopes Tendulkar will continue playing

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Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 13:49 [IST]
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Dhoni hopes Sachin will continue playing

Nagpur, Dec 18: India captain MS Dhoni hopes Sachin Tendulkar will continue playing Test cricket after the series loss to England on Monday here.

Tendulkar finished yet another Test series without a century and returned with just 112 runs in the four-match series against England. The visitors drew the fourth and final Test in Nagpur on Monday and took the series 2-1, after 27 years.

Tendulkar is without  a century in the five-day format for nearly two years now. Pressure is mounting on the right-handed batsman to give up the game, which he has played for over 23 years at the highest level.

There was speculation that Tendulkar would retire after the Nagpur Test. However, there was nothing of that sort with the Master Blaster not talking anything about his plans till today (Tuesday) after yesterday's match.

Talking to reporters after the loss, Dhoni was asked about Tendulkar's future as a Test player and his answer was "I hope so (Sachin Tendulkar will play Tests again).)

To another query whether the Mumbai batsman had told him anything about his future, the wicketkeeper-batsman said "No."

With India not scheduled to play Tests till February, 2013, Tendulkar can relax and take a decision on his future.


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