Sachin Tendulkar will stop playing when he wants to, says Shastri

Shastri feels that since Sachin's health and body is fit, he can keep playing.

Last updated on Wednesday, 01 May, 2013 23:03 IST
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Shirdi, Maharasthra: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri on Wednesday, said that Sachin Tendulkar has much cricket left in him and a call on retirement will be entirely his prerogative.

"Often there is a discussion about Sachin's retirement but since his health and body is fit, he's playing... when he wants to stop, he will stop..," Shastri told reporters outside the Saibaba temple here.

"I think a player like Sachin will not come up atleast in 100 years," he added.

Answering to a query, he said that if spin bowler Ravindra Jadeja improves his batting, he could become a genuine allrounder.

About his own record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket, he said that records are often made to break but "my record in first class cricket is difficult to surpass."

Ahmednagar district judge and president of three member committee of Shirdi Sansthan Trust Jayant Kulkarni felicitated Shastri on the occasion.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 19:21 IST

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