Tendulkar's poor run continued in the recently-concluded second Test against England which the visitors won in just four days despite the track being tailormade to India's demands.
Following the 39-year-old's most recent failure, ex-captain Sunil Gavaskar said it was time for him to speak to the selectors. And now, Kapil has echoed his former teammate's view.
"Either selectors should speak to him or Sachin should himself have a word with them. The problem is that Sachin does not speak about it openly and the selectors have also been mum about it till now," Kapil told 'Aaj Tak'.
"This results in confusion amongst the fans and also invites criticism from everyone, especially when Sachin performs badly. Selectors should talk to him openly. He (Sachin) is a hero and one feels really bad to see fingers being pointed at him," he said.
After the defeat against England in the Mumbai Test, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also facing the ire of former players. Kapil said Dhoni's place in the playing XI is in itself questionable.
"It is a big loss, indeed. We never let other teams dominate in our own conditions. But, this loss has raised some serious questions. We all know that Dhoni has performed badly in the last 8-10 Tests and going purely by performance, his place in the playing XI seems a bit doubtful.
"When you win, a captain takes the entire credit and similarly he will also be blamed when the team loses. He has let himself down and fans are feeling the same," said the 1983 World Cup winning skipper.
Kapil said that the team is going through a transition phase after retirement of legends such as Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman but hoped that it will bounce back in the remaining two Tests against England.
Kapil Dev persisted playing till he set a record for maximum wickets ( since obliterated) Sachin also plays for records Sadly he did not retire after the World Cup and after he labored into his 100th century Several Indian cricketers have displayed the same attitude from Vijay Manjrekar thru Mohinder Amarnath In the past the selectors were tough enough and showed them the door if they didnt willingly go Now Dhoni Sehwag Yuvraj are iconic misfits today in test cricket Sachin is the greatest legend after Sir Don and to touch them is to play with fire Srikanth and team did not have the guts to dislodge them after 8 straight losses The current bunch led by Patil has to bell the cat Will they?
Neither Sachin nor Selectors will talk to each other. Any batsmen can score 15,8,8 etc in tests. It is time that the country should look forward to a test team without Sachin & Dhoni
sachin is professional to the core and does not need anyones advice . Can Mr.Kapil Deo explain , why he took so long to announce his retirement . It is easy to preach and difficult to practice .
Sports is for the best fit and best acheiver. If you have lean patch , come out and patch it outside and when fully fit and can give quality output , put forward credntials. This is sportsmanship. Hanginh with hanged face will do no good to sportsperson, team and country. Under present scenerio selectors are not doing the correct job. no emotions should play and selectors should be ready to take responsibility of failure by consistantly using underperformers. Whay the selectors are required. If it is just suffling for replecment an ordinary manager can do and we dont need team or selection panel and spending money. better such amount is used for underprivelidge poor people in remote villages instead of spending on 5 start facility and useless selectors. Sportman still trying to continue for sake of their advertisement money without shame , should be summarily replaced. This is not a bank FD tthat you gave quality sevices on field hence you are allowed to reatin seat at the cost of ????