Tendulkar different from everybody: Srinivasan


This is what BCCI President N.Srinivasan had to say to NDTV on topics ranging from Sachin Tendulkar's retirement to his controversial backing of the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

On India's 4-0 series win over Australia


It is very nice to see India winning. We always had the confidence in the team. We understood that the team was going through a period of transition after some great stalwarts of Indian cricket chose to retire. But I think our faith in the team, the captain and the players have been justified.

On rumours regarding Sachin Tendulkar's retirement

Sachin is different from every other cricketer. This is a personal opinion. I distinguish between selectors and my view. In that context, I say that Tendulkar is different from everybody. I don't think anyone of us can talk on Sachin. Not proper for us to analyse his every performance.

On whether he had stopped the selectors from sacking Dhoni

It is not proper to discuss selection matters. The constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does say that the president has to approve the national team.

On Dhoni the skipper

During this season, his innings against England and the double hundred against Australia were game changers. He has always been an outstanding player. He gave us two World Cups. He is very experienced captain. Everybody will agree that given the glorious uncertainties of cricket Dhoni has sailed well.

On the decision to drop Sehwag and Gambhir

I don't want to comment on the selection but any decision taken by the selection committee has always been taken keeping in mind the future of the team. All I can say is that the team looks good.

On Dhawan and Pujara

What we should be happy about is the performances of Shikhar Dhawan, Pujara and (Murali) Vijay. The team is looking different, looking confident.

On the possibility of IPL matches being disrupted in Chennai

These are operational matters. I don't want to get into this issue. The IMG (event manager) and the IPL will look at it and decide. The government of Tamil Nadu is capable of handling law and order situation. I feel these issues will get sorted out. I am not aware of teams making a request to move matches out of Chennai.

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