Indian great to finally walk away from the game after a glittering career.
Sachin Tendulkar has announced that he will walk away from the game that has made his a global star after his 200th Test match.
Beloved by his countryman, Tendulker said it will be hard to walk away from the sport that has played such a large part in his life.
“All my life I have had a dream of playing cricket for India,” Tendulkar said.
“I have been living that dream every day for the last 24 years.
“it’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s I have ever done since I was 11 years old.”
The 40-year-old said being able to play his final game at the top of the sport on home-soil was also a deciding factor in hanging up his gloves.
“it’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world,” he said.
“I look forward to playing my 200th Test match on home soil and calling it a day.
“I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and permitting me to move on where 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 though their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to out and perform at my best.”
India will play the West Indies in what will be the final series for one of the all-time greats of the game.