This is for charlie jatinder and all of those who feel sachin was a selfish player.
Sachin's peak period lasted from 1991/1992 to 2003, at a time when India was a third grade team and sachin used to wage a lone battle. Case in example, sharjah knock and the lone 136 against pak in chennai.
After dravid gave up captaincy, sachin's name was thrown in the fray for odi captaincy, he refused and asked the bcci to give a chance to ms dhoni since the team needed young blood. Even chappell had indirectly asked him to take up captaincy before world cup 2007......but he refused to do so....... so much for being selfish.
The golden generation could not quit together. Rahul and vvs retired in 2012, sachin played on for one more year to stabilise and mentor the likes of virat kohli. Till 2010 sachin was averaging close to 78 in tests and odis......is that selfish??? He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2011 world cup with 482 runs @53 and a SR of 91.
Ab batao........ kaun hai asli maaae ka laal?