It is the better time for Sachin to give space to the youngsters. And he has more things to do in political field now. He has given his prime youth to cricket and people know that he can play a good game on political turf also, which is most needed now.
While some people have been trying hard to malign the image of Muslims, citing the Salman Rushdie controversy but they need to know that freedom of speech and expression shouldn't come at the expense of hurting somebody else's sentiments. You can't use filthy language against some religion in the garb of right to expression.