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Tendulkar is not enjoying cricket, says Gavaskar

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 14:39 hrs
Eden Test: India score 273-7 at stumps

Nagpur: Legendary former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that it is time Sachin Tendulkar should make a decision on his career as he felt the senior batsman was no longer enjoying his time on the field.

“The important thing is how much you are enjoying the game. If you are not enjoying the game, enjoying to be on the field and doing things other than your speciality I feel that’s the time to move on. May be that’s happening to him (Tendulkar) and may be he will know that the time is right to go,” Gavaskar told NDTV.

“Quite clearly this series wasn’t good for him. In this Test he looked just a bit lost in (England’s) second innings, at least that is what I have gathered from his body language.''

''May be that’s the sign.''

“As he said I think he will reassess his future before the Australia series,” he added.

The former opener said complacency also had a big role to play in India’s embarrassing defeat.

“Complacency is a part of Indian psyche and you can’t do much about it. Every time an Indian tries to be ambitious he is pulled down and that’s one of the reason why Indians don’t have the killer mentality,” Gavaskar observed.

“Having won the first Test in Ahmedabad that complacency factor came in. I don’t think India wanted to win (the series) as badly as England wanted. I didn’t look helpless out here, they looked capable but the instinct was missing,” Gavaskar added.


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