Time for oldies to retire

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WC win/ No.1 test ranking was the perfect timing for our so many esteemed cricketers to call it a day. They missed the chance and cos of that team building is also pushed back ..Sachin, Dravid, Laxman need to call it a day .. If India has to lose it so badly I would prefer to lose badly with a new team who atleast will learn something for future ..Sachin.. even after so many years he is still not able to handle pressure .. Saying tht he carries hope of billion ppl is wrong .. He never performs when it matters most .. This England series was the biggest series for Indian team and we see the result ..Add to tht .. It hampers the fielding .. Dravid is scrong runs but dropping catch after catch .. Same with laxman .. not a good fielder .. I know its not all these guys fault .. The younger generation is no good either (Just see the fitness level of some of youngsters and u will cry) .. But atleast we need to build the team now .. The oldies need to go .. Its time now ..
 

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i thought dravid had already announced his retirement from one day and t20? he is definitely needed for tests.
 

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How old do you have to be in cricket to retire ?Thing with the old guys is they make an absolute killing with ad deals that it becomes very difficult to say no. The country has gotten to emotionally attacjed to these ppl that it likewise does not want them to leave either.What this does is make it very hard for younger prossibly promising players to make the top team. No youngsters or cycling through and we set ourselves up for a long drought when the oldies finally do retire.Its a difficult situation, unfortunately with all too predictable consequences :(
 


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Sachin.. even after so many years he is still not able to handle pressure .. Saying tht he carries hope of billion ppl is wrong .. He never performs when it matters most .. This England series was the biggest series for Indian team and we see the result ..

Add to tht .. It hampers the fielding .. Dravid is scrong runs but dropping catch after catch .. Same with laxman .. not a good fielder ..



He has a lot of pressure....but he disappointed us many times when we needed him...ofcourse he has got the records which is difficult to break....

In Test When i think of Sachin's best innings i remmber the following...

1. His First Century which was against England (The Boost ad...when i was 16 i missed my 100.....)

2. Youngest player to score a Test in Perth.....( I would rate this is the best)

3. When he captained India duringa SA series probably in 1997 he made a century....when he got out i believe it was Adam Bacher who took a great catch to dismiss sachin...

4. Chennai Test MAtch against Pakistan which we should have won he batted with back pain........
 

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I too don't understand this yaar. Media Make so hype of Sachin 100th Century that we lost the Test Series. Everyday bloody Media Starts with Sachin's Century and then ends the day with critisizing for non achieving it. :(
 


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people are not waiting for india to win a test in england. as long as sachin gets his 100th 100... all wuz be well.
 

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i thought dravid had already announced his retirement from one day and t20? he is definitely needed for tests.
He need to quit test cricket too .. He may be scoring runs but his reflexes have gone down .. He keeps dropping catches .. Its just time for them ..

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How old do you have to be in cricket to retire ?

Thing with the old guys is they make an absolute killing with ad deals that it becomes very difficult to say no. The country has gotten to emotionally attacjed to these ppl that it likewise does not want them to leave either.

What this does is make it very hard for younger prossibly promising players to make the top team. No youngsters or cycling through and we set ourselves up for a long drought when the oldies finally do retire.

Its a difficult situation, unfortunately with all too predictable consequences :(

Tht's the prob .. They r playing the game for all wrong reasons .. They already have enough money .. So just retire gracefully ...
My respect for so many players went down when they chose to play 2 months in IPL and skip the WI tour .. Sachin and Sehwag specially .. U wanna take rest skip IPL damn it .. They r so money hungry .. Pluse just see their fitness .. How fat they r getting .. They can't even run on the field ..

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people are not waiting for india to win a test in england.

as long as sachin gets his 100th 100... all wuz be well.

And they r asking bharat ratan for Sachin ... Tht's BS .. When a player values club over country .. How can he be given bharat ratna .. He is more of a liability in big games .. Cos its 100% guaranteed tht he will not perform ..

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I too don't understand this yaar. Media Make so hype of Sachin 100th Century that we lost the Test Series. Everyday bloody Media Starts with Sachin's Century and then ends the day with critisizing for non achieving it. :(

Media is all controlled by corporates and politicians .. So it hardly matters wht they r showing... But as a cricket fan we our self know tht this obsession with sachin and other senior players won't take us much further ..
 

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