Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Monday played down questions over Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, saying the batting maestro has got a colossal record behind him and one should not 'over analyse' his performance in haste.
Shukla said a player of Tendulkar's stature does not require anybody's advice on when to stop playing international cricket
"According to me, he is one person who is of the nature that whenever he thinks that he should hang up his boots, he will hang it. He doesn't require anybody's advice to hang up his boots. He will immediately walk away from the ground the moment he feels that he can't give 100%. But judging someone by one series or two series is not appropriate. He has got a colossal record behind him and while analysing his performance one should always keep in mind his past record also," said Shukla.
"So, I don't think we should be in haste in giving observations about his performance. I think he is a great batsman and in forthcoming matches he will definitely perform," he added.
Shukla, however, said that it should be left to the wisdom of the selectors to take a final call.
"Selectors have also been senior players, they are experts. So, I think it should be left to them. It's in their domain. We people should not comment about what selectors should do and what they should not do," he added, while speaking to mediapersons after England inflicted a humiliating ten-wicket victory on the hosts in the second cricket Test to level the four-match series 1-1.
Sunil Gavaskar had earlier said that the selectors should speak to Tendulkar about his future plans.
Tendulkar, who has completed 23 years in international cricket, has scored just 29 runs in three innings in the ongoing Test series against England.
Since scoring 80 against Australia in Sydney in January this year, Tendulkar's scores in Test cricket read: 15, 8, 25, 13, 19, 17, 27, 13 and 8.