Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar – who is considered to be the God of Cricket – is all set to retire in the near future. The news of his retirement was expected soon, but when the news actually broke, the sense of sadness and disappointment was obvious in India.
The veteran cricketer announced his decision in a media statement, which was released through the Board of Control for Cricket in India on October 10, 2013. The statement said that his 200th Test will mark the last time he will be a member of the Indian team. The upcoming match is set to be against West Indies and might be held in Mumbai in November 2013.
In December 2012, Tendulkar announced his retirement from limited overs cricket, due to which the pressure to quit the Test was mounting in recent times, as he was not able to achieve the expected results. Tendulkar in a statement said, “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.”
The statement added that it is difficult for him to imagine life without cricket, as he has been playing it since he was 11 years old. Sachin went on to say that it has been a great honor to get the opportunity to represent his country and to play all over the world.
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