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Focus on T20 and ODIs has created inbalance

The focus on Twenty20 and one-day internationals at the expense of Test cricket has created an inbalance in the cricketing calendar, according to Sachin Tendulkar who feels that the longest version of the game should not be neglected.

cricket Updated: Dec 07, 2009 18:10 IST

The focus on Twenty20 and one-day internationals at the expense of Test cricket has created an inbalance in the cricketing calendar, according to Sachin Tendulkar who feels that the longest version of the game should not be neglected.

Tendulkar said the advent of T20 cricket has made it necessary for cricket administrators to balance the schedule properly.

"I think to a certain extent the focus is certainly more on T-20 and one-day cricket. T-20 matches being played is not that many in number but one-day matches are quite frequent. We sometimes play almost 45-50 One Day matches in a year, while Test matches are fewer, so there I do feel is an imbalance," he said.

The batting maestro said that he was enjoying his cricket and was not contemplating retirement at the moment.

Asked to comment on Dhoni's statement that he wants him to play till 2015, Tendulkar said, " 2015 seems a little far off. I have said earlier too that I do not know when I will stop. I will play till I enjoy myself."

"...I will think about it when the time comes. I don't think that time has come yet." Tendulkar told News24 channel.

"My entire focus is on the game now but who knows maybe a time comes when I develop another passion apart from cricket. But now is not the time, no need to think about it right now. I think its early, it will be early till I feel that I have played the last ball of my life and I have come in and I have fulfilled my dream", he said.