Chief selector Sandeep Patil on Wednesday said he has not discussed with Sachin Tendulkar about his future plans for close to a year.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet Sachin, but I have not met him for the last 10 months. I have not called him, neither has he called me. We have not discussed anything, it’s all nonsense,” Patil told PTI when queried about a media report quoting an unnamed selector that he (Patil) had recently met and discussed about Tendulkar’s future.
The report hinted that Patil had told Tendulkar that the selectors will decide the batsman’s future after his 200th Test appearance, which is expected to happen in the two-match home series against the West Indies.
“We have got a bunch of youngsters and they all have been performing well. No one can question Sachin Tendulkar. What he has done is remarkable but we also have to look at the future. We have several talented players waiting to get one chance to prove themselves,” the selector said, according to the report.