Mumbai: Rubbishing reports that Sachin Tendulkar has been asked by the BCCI to retire after his 200th Test, the Board's Secretary Sanjay Patel on Thursday said that it was the senior batsman's prerogative to decide on his future.
"That is is absolutely absurd and rubbish. Let me tell you, it will be the prerogative of Mr Sachin Tendulkar. Board has not talked or asked him to resign (retire) and the Board is never going to do it because he is such a great player," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told reporters.
Patel was reacting to media reports that quite a few Board members were of the opinion that the record-setting batsman was past his prime and should be told to call it a day after he completes his landmark 200th Test appearance, against the visiting West Indies next month.