Sachin not to retire under BCCI pressure: Report

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Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 15:06 [IST]
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Sachin not to quit under BCCI pressure?

Mumbai, Oct 1: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might be planning to tell Sachin Tendulkar to retire after his 200th Test but the Master Blaster is not ready to give up playing and will leave the field on his own terms, a report said on Tuesday.

"Mumbai Mirror", which reported on Monday that BCCI will ask Tendulkar to quit the game after 200th Test, also published a story today quoting sources who said the veteran batsman will not go out without a fight.

"Let the Board official come and talk to me and only then will I take a call. Only he and Anjali ( his wife) know when he will retire," said sources who did not wish to be identified, in the report.

Former India batsman and Tendulkar's friend Pravin Amre said he is not a "normal cricketer" and felt he knew when to quit.

"The Board must have its plans but Sachin is not a normal cricketer. There should be better communication between them, and both parties should accommodate each other's points of view. Sachin knows best when to retire, and I wish the Board and he work in a sense of accommodation," Amre told the newspaper.

Tendulkar is set to complete 200 Tests during the India-West Indies two-match series in November.


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