I Showed Ian Chappell the Size of Mirror with my Batting: Sachin Tendulkar

During his entire career, Tendulkar never got into war of words with any former cricketer. When former India coach Greg Chappell's elder brother Ian called for his retirement, the legend decided to let his bat do the talking.

Updated: November 06, 2014 02:59 IST
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A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.


Mumbai: Questioned as to why he didn't retire from ODIs after the 2011 World Cup triumph, Sachin Tendulkar said that he wanted to retire from competitive cricket only once. (Tendulkar Wanted to Boycott Australia Tour After Australia Tour)

"Retirement --- I also wanted that to happen once in my life, to play my last game. I discussed at home and I said I just want to walk off the field once in my life and not do it every now and then so that people get confused, whether it was the ODI or Test retirement. I just wanted to do it once in life and I am glad it worked out the way I wanted it to." (Sachin Didn't Know About Match-Fixing Scandal)

Was there any dilemma post World Cup triumph, Tendulkar answered, "I don't think there was any dilemma of whether to continue or not. I just wanted to live that moment and not shift my focus from something I had waited for 21 years to somewhere else. (All Well Between Sachin and Dravid)

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