Sachin Tendulkar is the best man to decide on his retirement, and the batting icon is ready to send this signal across when the BCCI messenger arrives asking him to quit cricket. A day after reporting the Indian board's intentions of asking Tendulkar to quit after his landmark 200th Test,
Mumbai Mirror on Tuesday quoted sources close to Tendulkar saying that the Mumbaikar in no mood to go down without a fight.
"His view at present is 'let the board official come and talk to me and only then will I take a call'," the newspaper quoted those close to the development. "Only he and Anjali [his wife] know when he will retire," sources told the daily on condition of anonymity
The BCCI, the newspaper reported on Monday, has decided to ask Tendulkar to hang up his boots after his 200th Test, which is scheduled against West Indies either in Mumbai or Kolkata. The report went on to add that the board had even decided who it will be to convey the message to Tendulkar.
But Tendulkar's former team-mate Pravin Amre told the newspaper that the matter needs to be handled carefully. "The board must have its plans but Sachin is not a normal cricketer. There should be better communication between them, and both parties should accommodate each other's points of view. Sachin knows best when to retire, and I wish the board and he work in a sense of accommodation," Amre said.