Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Sachin Tendulkar’s decision needs to be respected, whatever it is: Rahul Dravid

Sachin Tendulkar’s decision needs to be respected, whatever it is: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid (right) feels that Sachin Tendulkar needs to sit back and calmly reflect on his form © Getty Images

New Delhi: Dec 18, 2012
 
Former India player Rahul Dravid came to his teammate Sachin Tendulkar’s defence after the latter ended 2012 on a low note and calls for his retirement growing.
 
Tendulkar is facing constant questions about his future after failing in the England series. However, Dravid said the veteran will have to take a call after dispassionate introspection.
 
“He’s been a huge servant of the game and been fantastic for Indian cricket. He is a great player and this period has been difficult for him. He is a proud man and this would have hurt him. The thing is, people need to have a conversation with him and see what’s his state of mind, what he’s thinking and what his plans are,” Dravid told ESPNCricinfo.

“After that conversation, he himself will have to think about a few things because I’m not sure there are many people who can take the decisions regarding Tendulkar,” he said.

“…if he truly believes that, ‘Yes, I can be around when India makes these foreign trips, if I can be around in South Africa, New Zealand, England, playing at my best,’ then I think it makes sense for him to back himself and fight it out.”
 
“If he, at any stage, doubts himself and believes that he can’t then he’s got to start thinking about his career, and what’s the future of Indian cricket as well. So it’s really going to be up to him,” Dravid added.

The former middle-order mainstay said whatever the decision taken by Tendulkar, it should be respected by everyone.

“Look, it’s a pretty emotional time, he should take the emotion out of it, sit back, there’s time before the next Australia series, sit back calmly and reflect. And irrespective of whatever decision he takes, in the end we have to respect it,” he said.

(With inputs from CricketCountry staff)

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: England reach 355/3 at lunch

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Pankaj Singh rewarded with India cap for years of consistency at domestic level

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

South Africa bat out Day 5 against Sri Lanka to win series 1-0; move to No 1 in ICC rankings

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: England in control at Lunch

Rohit Sharma takes maiden Test wicket; dismisses Gary Ballance in third Test between India and England at Southampton

Ian Bell and Gary Ballance get century partnership against India on Day 2 of third Test at Southampton

Ian Bell scores 42nd Test half-century in 3rd Test against India at Southampton

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Alastair Cook’s innings could be a turning point for England’s fortunes

Michael Holding’s take on Ishant Sharma bowling from Pavilion End — problems with expert opinions

India vs England 2014 3rd Test at Southampton stats highlights: Day 1

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Gary Ballance fills in the void left by Jonathan Trott

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Diet Tip #27 — Have orange juice for increase in hemoglobin

Ian Bell and Gary Ballance get century partnership against India on Day 2 of third Test at Southampton

Healthy recipe: Organic almond and broccoli soup

Salman Khan plans a grand Eid party, will Shah Rukh Khan be invited?

How people feel sharing their life events on social media

Ian Bell scores 42nd Test half-century in 3rd Test against India at Southampton

Apple iPhone 6 launch order could trigger a 10 percent price hike by other OEMs

After Raai Laxmi, Janani Iyer changes her name to Janani

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here