Sachin Tendulkar is the best person to decide his own retirement, says Mohammad Azharuddin

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin also said Sachin Tendulkar deserves to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna PTI

Dharamsala: April 13, 2012

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday said it sould be left to Sachin Tendulkar to decide his own retirement.

Azharuddin said retirement is a purely personal decision and Tendulkar is the best person to take it.

“It should be left to him as he is best placed to take a decision (in this regard). Whether to retire or not is his personal (decision),” Azharuddin told IANS.

Azharuddin, now a Congress MP, was here to lead the Indian Parliamentarians in a friendly cricket match against British Parliamentarians.

Azharuddin also hoped that Yuvraj Singh, who returned from the US this week after undergoing treatment for cancer, will make a comeback to play in the 2015 World Cup.

“He’s a talented player. People across the world prayed for his recovery and he’s recovering. He will make a comeback well before the World Cup (in 2015),” he added.

Azharuddin also said that young batsman Rohit Sharma could be the replacement for Rahul Dravid who announced his retirement recently.

“Rohit is an ideal replacement. He should be given a chance to play in all formats,” he said.