There was no pressure on Sachin Tendulkar to retire from ODI's: Rajiv Shukla

Sachin Tendulkar retires from ODI

"I have been saying this since very long that he is one player who does not require anybody's advice, the day he will feel he can't give 100 per cent to the team he will walk away. And that is what he did," Shukla said.

Asked about his continuation in the longest format of the game, Shukla said that Tendulkar still has a lot to offer to the sport.

"As far as Test cricket is concerned, his presence would definitely give huge strength to the team and he will be doing very well in Test cricket," Shukla said.

"I am not talking about one or two series, I am not talking about one or two matches where his performance has not been good, I think his contribution in terms of performance on the ground and also in terms of providing a moral strength to the team will be immense," he added.

On whether the BCCI had at any point of time told him to stay for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Pakistan, Shukla said: "Selectors only check the availability of the players. Before the squad was formed he had informed the BCCI president about his decision."

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