Sachin Tendulkar to Retire after 200th Test
Sachin Tendulkar, regarded as the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, called it quits from Test cricket, announcing his retirement after his 200th match against the West Indies next month, bringing the curtains down on an extraordinary career spanning a marathon 24 years.
Struggling with form for the last two years, 40-year-old Tendulkar on Thursday informed the BCCI about his decision to retire from Test cricket, putting an end to the intense speculation about his future.
Tendulkar, who has scored a monumental 15,837 runs in 198 Tests at an average of 53.86.
Tendulkar, who has already retired from the ODIs last year, thanked the BCCI for its support throughout his career and also for allowing him to walk into Test sunset at a time of his choosing.
Tendulkar’s 200th Test match is most likely to be held at his home ground in Mumbai from November 14. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is also a contender for hosting that historic match. The BCCI has not yet announced the venues for the two Tests against the West Indies.