Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has announced his long awaited retirement from professional cricket where his 200th Test match will be his final match played for India. Tendulkar’s 24 year long career is expected for the home series against the West Indies in November. In the same fashion he retired from ODI cricket, a BCCI statement was released revealing Tendulkar’s plans.
“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years,” Tendulkar said in a statement. “It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test match on home soil, as I call it a day.
“I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and for permitting me to move on when my heart feels it’s time. I thank my family for their patience and understanding. Most of all, I thank my fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to go out and perform at my best.”
Tendulkar has accomplished so much in his career, and the 200th Test match will add to his list of milestone records which include the most runs scored in both Test and ODI cricket.