Sachin should play as long as he wants: Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar should play as long as he wants. There is a buzz that Tendulkar, who will turn 40 next month, may have played his last on Indian soil when he batted at Kotla, as there’s not a Test scheduled in the country for the next one year.

“Only time will say (about Tendulkar’s retirement). He can play as long as he wants, be it South Africa, New Zealand or wherever,” Ganguly said.

Asked about Tendulkar’s lean patch, Ganguly pointed out: “A win is always a team effort. We should not forget his contribution in the first Test in Chennai – his gritty 81 really came to the team’s rescue with India two down”. Read more