As long as sportsperson perform and deliver their best at international sports meets, they should not be asked to retire merely on the basis of their age. In certain sports, like chess a person matures with the age. For instance, at 30 plus, Alec Steward, the English wicket keeper is still going strong. Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar also performed well till they were 35 years old.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on October 9, 2002)