Sachin Tendulkar wants selectors to decide his future

Sachin Tendulkar has been out-of-sorts and has left the decision on his future in the hands of the selectors Getty Images

Mumbai: Nov 29, 2012

As rumours of Sachin Tendulkar‘s retirement plans failed to die down, the man himself has spoken to the BCCI and has reportedly told the Indian selectors that he would like them to decide on how long he can carry on.

This came a day after the board announced the squad for the third Test against England, which will be played at Kolkata from December 5.

The 39-year-old maestro managed just eight runs in each of the two innings in the Mumbai Test at Wankhede Stadium, where India lost by a humiliating margin of 10 wickets.

Tendulkar’s average in Test matches this year is under 25 and he hasn’t played a big innings for a long time now. The Little Master’s last Test ton came way back in December 2010, when he slammed 111 not out against South Africa at Centurion.

According to sources, Sachin spoke to the selectors ahead of the team selection and said that he will accept any decision they take. He also had a separate word with chairman of selectors, Sandeep Patil, saying he is ready for the chop since he isn’t getting runs and left it entirely upto Patil to take a call on his future in the side.

The sources, as reported by NDTV, also said that the selectors asked him to continue playing.