Sachin may be God of Indian Cricket, and many times one were witness to banners like ‘If cricket is religion, Sachin is God’ or ‘Even if you fail, we will not fail you’. But gone are those days as even Sachin’s die hard fans are finding it hard to support him when he is reeling under string of flop shows for three successive years.
Ponting today shocked all announcing his retirement after failing to score in three test innings against South Africa. This will surely put pressure on Sachin though BCCI or Selection Board will not have guts to utter single word against him. They badly need him for tough Australian and South African tours ahead but fans and cricket lovers patience is fast evaporating.
Many felt Sachin should have retired when he won world cup or when he scored 100th 100. Now one feel he is planning to retire after playing 200 tests, which will be a remarkable feet. Had he been in form, fans would have counted only 6 or 7 tests and would have felt sad, but now they are questioning six more tests too long for sachin!