Sachin Tendulkar has a lot of potential to keep playing: Chetan Chauhan
- LIVE: Ashutosh taken away for questioning; AAP gets EC notice over clashes with BJP
- I am more qualified for PM post than Narendra Modi: Nitish Kumar
- SC adjourns Centreâs plea restraining TN from releasing Rajiv killers till March 26
- âMamata is hiring honesty from Maharashtra through Annaâ
- Mumbai dailies laud Kamat, he denies he paid for the ânewsâ
Amid speculations on retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan said the veteran batsman still had hunger for runs and was the best judge when to call it a day.
"Tendulkar still has hunger to play cricket," Chauhan told PTI.
Chauhan, who partnered with legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for a long time before retiring from the game in 1982, said Tendulkar was the best judge himself to call it a day at a right time.
"Though he (Tendulkar) has not scored a century in Test matches for the last two year, but he still has a lot of potential and hunger to keep playing the game", Chauhan, who was here in connection with a run organised by BJP's sports wing, said. He himself is President of BJP's national sports cell.
The former Test opener said that Gautam Gambhir had chance to return to the national team.
Chauhan, who played 40 Tests, said Virat Kohli had tremendous potential as India's future captain.
"He (Kohli) proved himself as a good captain in the recent West Indies Tri Series which India won and also at Zimbabwe tour," the cricketer-turned BJP leader said.
"His (Kohli) aggressive attitude and cool head even in trying times makes him a fit candidate to lead team India in future," Chauhan said.
About cricket in Bihar, Chauhan said that the state had produced some good crickters like Saba Karim, Amikar Dayal and Avinash Kumar. He paid a visit to cricket academy run by Dayal at St Xaviers school here and encouraged youngsters.
He expressed displeasure over fight between different crickering bodies in the state for affliation to the BCCI.
Chauhan urged them to come on one platform under former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad.
- No jobs for students of state’s first dairy, fisheries colleges
- Mayor blames contractors for bad roads, says better material to be used now
- New police chief says smooth polls his top priority for now
- Battleground ready, tough fight on cards in Pune
- Gadkari visits PU for cultural event, crowd gets out of control
- Govt vehicle hits two visually impaired students