The New Zealand Test series has been a huge disappointment. Playing on home soil against one of the weakest teams in the world, his highest score was 27 and more importantly he was clean bowled in all his innings. It was a sad sight to see him being beaten so often like a rookie.
Being bowled continuously also must have been one of the reasons why Rahul Dravid decided to call it a day. Usually well-wisher Sunil Gavaskar commented on Sachin’s age and footwork during the course of one of his innings.
The ODI scene is more curious. Many expected Sachin to call it a day when we won the World Cup, but nothing of the sort happened. It is also not fair for Sachin to pick and choose whatever game he wants to play. That is not good for the team’s balance.
In Image: India's batsman Sachin Tendulkar is bowled out by New Zealand bowler Doug Bracewell, not seen, during the second day of their second cricket test match in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.