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Not qualified to judge Tendulkar, feels Bedi

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Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 16:56 [IST]
 
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Not qualified to judge Tendulkar: Bedi

Nagpur, Dec 18: Former chief selector Kris Srikkanth echoed former cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Sunil Gavaskar's opinion on Sachin Tendulkar's retirement said the master should take an 'honest call' on his future.

"Sachin needs to take an honest call about what he wants to do. If he thinks he can play against the Australians then he should be given another series. The best way forward will be to have a conversation with Sachin and I guess the selectors will be talking to him and making him feel comfortable," he said.

While many former cricketers have voiced their opinion on Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, the spin ace defended Tendulkar as he said nobody was qualified enough to advice Sachin.

"None of us, neither the experts nor the media, are qualified to judge Sachin. Only one person can judge him, that is Sachin Tendulkar himself. But its very sad to see him like this," said Bedi.

Former cricketer turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar also feels that the master will know when to hand his boots, and clearly admitted that it was time for him to take a call on his future.

"The important thing is how much you are enjoying the game. If you are not enjoying the game, enjoying to be on the field and doing things other than your speciality I feel that's the time to move on. May be that's happening to him (Tendulkar) and may be he will know that the time is right to go," Gavaskar said.

Gavaskar also stressed on Tendulkar's batting in the recently concluded series against England and said "Quite clearly this series wasn't good for him. In this Test he looked just a bit lost in (England's) second innings, at least that is what I have gathered from his body language. May be that's the sign. "As he said I think he will reassess his future before the Australia series."

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