Buzz is over 1-on-1

Calcutta: It couldn't be confirmed, but the buzz is that chief selector Sandeep Patil had a one-on-one with Sachin Tendulkar in Nagpur, on Saturday evening.

That was some hours after Sachin again got out cheaply. In fact, he was bowled for the fifth time this season, beginning with the two-Test series against New Zealand.

Sources refused to divulge what transpired, but significance is being attached to the meeting, which is supposed to have taken place.

Monday is the last day of the Test series against England and the next, against Australia, is a couple of months away.

Not that Sachin has given any hint himself, but there's considerable speculation over his future as an India cricketer.

The breaker of records has already put in 23 years of top-class cricket.

Patil and Rajinder Singh Hans are the two selectors currently in Nagpur.