“Age shouldn’t be the criteria to select Players”, says Sachin Tendulkar!


Sachin Tendulkar has a say in the debate of whether Young players should be given a chance to play in the National team with an eye on the T20 World Cup. Tendulkar said that age shouldn’t be the criteria while selecting players & the best XI should be given a chance to play in the Indian team.

“One thing I want to say clearly is that the point is not just about selecting young players, it is about picking capable players. It is a matter of selecting players for the National team & here age should not be the criteria. It is about what you can deliver & that is what matters. If someone can perform though he is not a young cricketer, if you can perform exceptionally then you should be definitely playing for India”, quoted Sachin Tendulkar as saying.

Talking about giving chance to young players to play for the national team Sachin said, “It is not just about age, it’s just a myth that we should only promote young cricketers. I feel that we should select our best 11 players. The selection committee should select the best 14-15 embers squad & it should be left on them”, Sachin added.

Sachin Tendulkar believes that facing top-quality bowlers in the IPL has groomed youngsters to face tough situations at the International level.

Further speaking about the spectacular form of Suryakumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan, Sachin said, “Both the youngsters are really doing well & they haven’t faced difficulty in playing against top-quality bowlers for India is because they have already played against them in the Indian Premier League. For us the things were different. When I went to Pakistan & Australia, I was playing all those bowlers for the first time & that to on International level”.

“It’s a big difference, you know what to expect from them & that is what has happened. That is the beauty of our structure of game & we can see that our bench strength is really good”, Sachin explained


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