Posted by Sun on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sachin Tendulkar is a difficult man to dislodge; from the wicket and from his decision. As voices rose in unision urging him to play for India in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, the Master Blaster on Tuesday made it clear that he will stick to his stand of not playing Twenty2o internationals. Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar had told CNN-IBN last night that Tendulkar should make himself available for the ICC World T20 in the Caribbean next month, but Sachin is not biting. He told CNN-IBN that he will not play the tournament. The team for T20 world cup will be selected on Friday and Tendulkar does not feature in the list of the 30 probables. Tendulkar had decided in 2007 to not play Twenty20 internationals and he said he was going to stick to that stand and that he did not see any issue in this. Tendulkar, who has only played T20 games in the IPL, has been in superlative form for the Mumbai team this season and it is his show in this format that has led many to ask him to reconsider his decision of not playing T20 internationals.