Sachin should retire from ODIs but continue in Tests. And, he certainly deserves a farewell ODI match.
He should play Tests till the South Africa tour next December and then hang up his boots. We need him in South Africa badly because the batting lineup will struggle against Steyn, Morkel and Philander.
I don't understand why is everyone in the media after his head when it was a collective failure in Mumbai.
We don't have Dravid and neither VVS. If SRT goes, the complete middle order will be without any experience. Just rewind 5 years and see what happened to Australia when Warne, McGrath and Langer retired in the same game.
India need to go through this transition by thinking long term and not give a knee-jerk reaction.
I hope Ponting's retirement does not push Tendulkar. I hope he scores good in Kolkata which will keep the media quiet instead of creating all the hoopla.
Read Cricinfo for unbiased and sensible articles. Don't tune into Aaj Tak, ABP News or India TV because their presentation is complete crap.
And here's what Times Magazine once wrote about Sachin Tendulkar.
Quote:When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam. When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy. It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.