Pakistani daily rues Sachin Tendulkar's fall from grace

The Master Blaster's recent slump in form have been drawing criticism from all corners.

updated: December 18, 2012 12:11 IST
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Islamabad: Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar must be regretting his "blunder" of not calling it a day in March 2011 when India won the Cricket World Cup, said a leading Pakistani daily Tuesday.

An editorial in the Dawn described Tendulkar's "fall from grace in the ongoing cricket series against England", and said that it has not only dismayed millions of his fans across the world but has also compelled critics to ask him to hang up his boots.

"Rated as perhaps the greatest post-war batsman, Tendulkar has been a picture of misery in the four-match series, struggling to put together a decent score against an opposition which by no means can be dubbed as menacing for a player of his class and stature," said the daily.

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