Former Indian cricket team coach John Wright has said batting genius Sachin Tendulkar should bid adieu to cricket whenever he feels the right time for him.
The subject of Tendulkar's retirement from cricket ever since India won its second World Cup title last year, and speculations were also made about his performance as he has been playing for almost two decades now.
Wright said: "The great thing about any top batsman, any top performer is that they are incredibly self aware. So they have a wonderful self-awareness about their game, about their standards, about the reasons why they play, and Sachin has all of those things.
"And it will be like anything in his career, I am sure he will make the right decision when and where he feels like finishing. And that will take its course. So I have every confidence that Tendulkar's time will remain right till the end of his cricketing career, whenever that is."
Recently Tendulkar himself had hinted in an interview that he is considering retirement soon and also added that the end of his career is not far away.
Wright also recalled his bonding with former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly during whose tenure he was the team's coach.
Here he stated that though his on and off chemistry with Ganguly was a matter of speculation among the mediapersons at that time, but in reality they got along very well.
Wright also said that specialisation is a good thing but if a captain is good enough to play all the formats, then there is no need to have different captains, saying that the consistency of dealing with one leader was a lot simpler.
"I would hope though that, you know, your national captain is capable of playing the three forms of the game. And if he is a good enough captain then he should be smart enough to be able to captain all the three forms of the game," he said.
Wright was in the city as the brand ambassador of the Southern Institute of Technology (Auckland) as part of its tour to eight Indian cities.
Wright became the first foreigner to become the coach of Team India's coach in 2000, and went on stay in the position for the next five years.