If Sachin retires, Test cricket will die: Arjuna Ranatunga


Sri Lanka`s World Cup-winning former captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels Test cricket would “die” if players like Sachin Tendulkar call it quits.

“If players like him (Tendulkar) don`t play the longer version of the game, Test cricket will die. I pray to God he continues to play Test cricket. I was very happy to know he has retried from ODIs. For me Test is education and the shorter versions are entertainment,” Ranatunga told PTI.

Ranatunga, who guided Sri Lanka to their first and only World Cup title in 1996, said Tendulkar still has a lot of cricket left in him.

Asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy, Ranatunga said nobody should comment on his leadership because he is the only Indian who has won two World Cups.

“I think India should allow Dhoni to captain,” he said.


  1. What a rubbish and funny statement by Arjuna.If Sachin dies of natural death,then will cricket surely die in India?The activities of human beings are not affected due to death of anybody,though Sachin is the best cricket player not in India ,but in the world.Let him give enough time to spend time with his family.His performance is admireable and will be remembered forever in the field of cricket.We wish him a success home life with all the best.If I have the sources,he would be honored by gold crownin Pakistan,but I am very poor man and can only pray for his internal success

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