Tendulkar declined BCCI's offer to play in Windies ODI series: Report

Sachin Tendulkar wanted to remain fully fit for the crucial Test series against Australia Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Jan 12, 2012

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had suggested Sachin Tendulkar to play in the home One-Day International series against the West Indies last month, so that the Little Master can score the 100th ton and get the monkey off his back.

The Times of India reported that Tendulkar was not too keen on the proposal made by the cricket board.

The BCCI had informally asked Tendulkar to take part in the last three ODIs, which the batting legend had declined.

The sources close to the cricket board informed that Tendulkar wanted to be fully fit for the crucial series against Australia and didn t want to risk being injured while playing against the West Indies.

Tendulkar, meanwhile, was working on his running between the wickets as he felt shortcomings in that area, the sources said.