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Sachin needs to introspect: Chappell
Monday 05 March 2012

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell says Sachin Tendulkar should now introspect whether he is playing cricket for the right reasons. "When a player of Tendulkar’s ability starts blaming other people for his failure to deliver, it’s time he looked in the mirror and asked himself: ‘Am I playing this game for the right reason?

"There’s only one reason to play cricket; to help your team win matches. If a player gives everything and the team loses there is no shame in that, but when individual statistics start to overshadow the team result then clearly there is a problem," Chappell wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

Chappell said that Tendulkar became desperate at not being able to score his 100th international ton and that led to his gesture that Brett Lee blocked him during a match in Sydney.

"With each failure to score his coveted 100th international century, Tendulkar has become more desperate to the point where, when he was run out at the SCG, he gestured in Brett Lee’s direction as if to say: ‘It was his fault I was caught short of my crease’," he said.

“Tendulkar’s search for his 100th century has become a burden on the team as well as the player.”

PTI

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