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BCCI is unaware

Mumbai: The BCCI on Wednesday claimed it was unaware of any talks between Sachin Tendulkar and the national selectors on his future in the wake of a prolonged form slump.

“I am not aware of it,” said BCCI secretary and senior selection panel convenor Sanjay Jagdale when contacted in Indore.

Reports in certain sections of the media suggested that chief selector Sandeep Patil had spoken to him before the selection committee.

The 39-year-old, who has completed 23 years in international cricket, is among those who are under fire after the humiliating 10-wicket defeat against England here two days ago that helped the visitors level the four-match series 1-1.

Tendulkar, who is the only batsman to score 100 International hundreds and holds the world record for the maximum number of runs in Tests and ODIs as well as the highest number of centuries in these two formats, is going through a lean patch.

He has been bowled or fallen leg before five times in his last four home Tests, prompting experts to say his reflexes have slowed down because he’s pushing 40.

(PTI)