Tendulkar still has hunger for cricket: Chauhan

Patna, Sep 11 (PTI): Amid speculations on retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan on Wednesday said the veteran batsman still had hunger for runs and was the best judge when to call it a day.

"Tendulkar still has hunger to play cricket," Chauhan said.

Chauhan, who partnered with legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for a long time before retiring from the game in 1982, said Tendulkar was the best judge himself to call it a day at a right time.

"Though he (Tendulkar) has not scored a century in Test matches for the last two year, but he still has a lot of potential and hunger to keep playing the game", Chauhan, who was here in connection with a run organised by BJP's sports wing, said. He himself is president of BJP's national sports cell.

The former Test opener said that Gautam Gambhir had chance to return to the national team.

Chauhan, who played 40 Tests, said Virat Kohli had tremendous potential as India's future captain.

"He (Kohli) proved himself as a good captain in the recent West Indies tri-series which India won and also at Zimbabwe tour," the cricketer-turned BJP leader said.

"His (Kohli) aggressive attitude and cool head even in trying times makes him a fit candidate to lead Team India in future," Chauhan said.

About cricket in Bihar, Chauhan said that the state had produced some good crickters like Saba Karim, Amikar Dayal and Avinash Kumar. He paid a visit to cricket academy run by Dayal at St Xaviers school and encouraged youngsters.

He expressed displeasure over fight between different cricketing bodies in the state for affiliation to the BCCI.

Chauhan urged them to come on one platform under former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad.


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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2013

    This much hunger will lead to acidity and gastritis.

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  • sunil, q8

    Wed, Sep 11 2013

    thats great mr.chauan . sachin paji..can still play for india. he has lot potential . india need senior citizen cricketr{ sachin sir} to help , young indian cricketrs to guide them , encourage them. even though sachin sir is not making any century.. still he has cricket hunger{ addvertise money} . thats true he will play 4 india till his last breath. he wants make more records. he is kind man . down to earth. he palys for country. great player. sachin paji jai ho..

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