Kolkata, July 15: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly wants Sachin Tendulkar to exit Test cricket on a high rather than struggling in his final days as an international batsman.
With the Master Blaster set to play in his 200th Test in South Africa early next year in Cape Town, Ganguly wants to see him score a hundred during the three-match series.
"He's (Sachin Tendulkar) got such a massive reputation as a player, the best I've seen during my career, and I have played against the likes of Brian Charles Lara. I've said so to him personally as well," Ganguly was quoted as saying in a newspaper during a book launch here in Kolkata on Sunday (July 14).
"Whenever he finishes, whatever time he wants to, he should finish being the player he is; not someone who has struggled. More than Tendulkar getting past 200 Test matches, I really want him to get a hundred in South Africa," Ganguly added.
Tendulkar retired from ODIs last year. He played in the Indian Premier League in April-June and his team Mumbai Indians won the trophy. Tendulkar will be next seen in action during the Champions League Twenty20 before the South Africa tour.