vijay Merchant the legendary cricketer of yester years always used to say that a cricketer should retire when everyone is asking when he is going to retire.Sachin has done a lot individually for himself and for the country in the sports of cricket.His presence in the team India is an emberassment lately.He should retire gracefully after completing his 200 Tests.His selection after this milestone should be only on merit and form.
When Gavaskar was delaying his retirement, Indians felt very bad, but he had retired at 37 which is quite normal in today's circumstances. As far as sachin is concerned, we had expected he would retire honourably because he had achieved so much. His selection for the last 20 test matches were based on commercial and politician interest and he did not deserve the place if you look at form and performance is concerned. It is looking like someone is forcing him to play. We have so many talented youngsters and therefore they need to be given chance. Sachin has to remember someone had given him chance to play in Indian team. Therefore it is apt for him to retire now, no one can break his records. In India few cricketers like srinath, kumble, rahul and laxman have gone gracefully. I am sure sachin is greater than these gentlemen, please emulate them.