Sandeep Patil quashes reports of 'retirement talks' with Sachin Tendulkar

While media reports suggested that chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil may have given Sachin Tendulkar an ultimatum, Patil himself has gone on to deny the speculation as baseless.

updated: September 18, 2013 12:40 IST
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Mumbai: Sandeep Patil quashes reports of 'retirement talks' with Sachin TendulkarSpeculations were rife that the two-Test series against the West Indies could be the Swan song for Sachin Tendulkar, but chief selector Sandeep Patil on Wednesday said he has not discussed with the senior cricketer about his future plans for close to a year.

"It's always a pleasure to meet Sachin, but I have not met him for the last 10 months. I have not called him, neither has he called me. We have not discussed anything, It's all non-sense," Patil told PTI when queried about a media report quoting an unnamed selector that he (Patil) had recently met and discussed about Tendulkar's future.

The report have said that Patil met Tendulkar after the Cricket Board (BCCI) penciled in an unscheduled tour against the West Indies at home in November comprising a two-Test series and a three-game ODI rubber.

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