I am devastated that we are seeing the end of an era in Indian cricket. So many world class players seem to have lost their edge on this summer tour. They were beaten badly in England and today they lost the series 3-0 against Australia at the WACA.

But my heart goes out for Tendulkar. Such a lot has been made of his “destiny” to score his 100th century and he hasn’t come close. I hope he gets it in Adelaide – the last test match here. He’s such a glorious batsman to watch when he plays and we haven’t seen him for any length of time, except in the slips. And that is a crying shame.