Many other former greats have done this towards the end of their career. Lets face it. The selectors won't dare drop him. As for Sachin, he's in denial and wants to prove to his critics that he's still got it. maybe he's waiting for one good 100 before quiting. So it's up to MSD to sternly tell him that he's going to bat at #6. I think he'll actualy find the lowered pressure helpful.