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Sachin is the most experienced cricketer on the planet and he knows what he is doing : Srikkanth

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Outgoing chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth on Tuesday said India’s star cricketer Sachin Tendulkarknows the best when to retire, adding that the team needs his presence.
“Someone who scores 100 centuries at the highest level… doubting his abilities is wrong judgment. The team needs Tendulkar to guide the youngsters in the next couple of Test series at home. He is the most experienced cricketer on the planet. He knows what he is doing,” said Srikkanth.
Speaking about the Big Four — Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman – who retired during his tenure, Srikkanth clarified that he had no role to play in their calling it a day. “It’s true that four senior cricketers retired during my tenure, but it’s their decision. We can’t force anyone to retire. I haven’t forced anyone to retire. You have to respect their decisions. The process of rebuilding is never-ending and a particular group of selectors have nothing to do with these decisions,” said Srikkanth.
Talking about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy, Srikkanth said, “Dhoni is a good captain. Under him, we do have losses, but overall he has done well. The team responds well to his captaincy and he gets the players to rally around him.”
Srikkanth also felt that the losses in Australia were the lowest point of his tenure., while winning the World Cup was the biggest high. “Undoubtedly, winning the 2011 World Cup. In 2008 when I took over, I didn’t have enough experience as selector. In end-2009 when Sri Lanka were touring India, this committee started planning for the World Cup. I was a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team and that helped. I consider myself fortunate to be a part of the planning process,” Srikkanth said…


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