Advising the media to stop harping constantly on the retirement plans of Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket Board's senior employee Prof. Ratnakar Shetty today said here that the senior India cricketer is the best person to decide on the matter.
"There have been so many debates on this. I have always said that no one else is better than him to talk about his retirement. So please stop worrying about that. He has been playing international cricket for the last 20-21 years," Shetty said on the sidelines of the event to announce the new season of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U-16.
"This debate has been going on since 2007....When will he retire, Sachin will retire or not... We don't have to discuss on this. We should respect the decision of such a great player. I think till the time he can play cricket and give his service to India, let us all enjoy that and let us not discuss on when he retires," said the BCCI general manager for game development.
Shetty said there was no truth in reports that chief selector Sandeep Patil had met Tendulkar and asked for his future plans after the BCCI pencilled in an unscheduled tour against the West Indies at home in November, comprising a two-Test series and a three-game ODI rubber.