06/08/2009

Sachin Tendulkar to retire when hell freezes over

Dotage Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar has magnanimously indicated that he will retire on scoring 15,000 runs.

When you recollect that it has taken Sachin Tendulkar 20 years to score 12,733 runs since his debut and considering the fact that nowadays Test matches are a rarity, it means it will take Sachin Tendulkar another 20 years to achieve his goal.

In this Sachin Tendulkar has the support of Sunil Gavaskar, who along with Boycott pioneered the art of playing for records. Reportedly, Sunil Gavaskar urged Sachin Tendulkar to stretch his lead over Ricky Ponting and as India’s pride is at stake Sachin Tendulkar is sure to be supported by BCCI and his legion of fans.

Stretching his lead over Ricky Ponting will take some doing as Ricky Ponting is younger and in rude health.Also Cricket Australia will need Ricky Ponting to nurse their young team. So Ricky Ponting is unlikely to quit in the near future and those of us who yearn to see Sachin Tendulkar retire are now faced with the prospect of watching Sachin Tendulkar play in his dotage or until Hell Freezes Over.

Photo by Anoop Cherian

7 Comments:

Blogger LVISS said...

NO COMMENTS.

06/08/2009, 19:47  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

so you like him to play>:)

06/08/2009, 19:50  
Anonymous Som said...

Ottayan, I think both of us can now stake legitimate claim of being gentleme for we think alike!

06/08/2009, 21:17  
Blogger Kartikey said...

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06/08/2009, 22:04  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Som,

Yes and willing to take on the 'establishment'.

07/08/2009, 05:34  
Anonymous Philip said...

That's blasphemy. How dare you write about Sachin's retirement? Dont you know he has the right to play forever for India?

07/08/2009, 13:57  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

Philip,

Divine right, no less. :)

07/08/2009, 15:18  

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