Sachin Tendulkar must assess himself: Wasim Akram

"The question is who will bell the cat? Who will pop the question? Today, former cricketers are openly asking for Dhoni's head. Can you do the same with a Tendulkar? A lot of people, like Sourav Ganguly, feel he should retire, but Sachin himself might still want to continue for another six months or so. It's difficult to give any advice to a legend like Sachin," Wasim Akram said.

updated: December 12, 2012 14:51 IST
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New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels since it might be difficult for the selectors to ask a player of Sachin Tendulkar's stature to retire, the senior batsman should himself take a call on his international career.

Stating that the pressure on Tendulkar has increased after India's two back-to-back defeats in four-Test series against England, Akram said, "When your most experienced batsman hasn't scored a Test century in almost two years, questions are bound to rise.

"It finally boils down to your own assessment as (Australia's Ricky) Ponting did.

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