Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month. 40-year-old Tendulkar, who has not been in the best
of form in recent times, has informed the BCCI about his decision to quit Test cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years. Tendulkar contacted the BCCI President N Srinivasan on Thursday and requested the board to release a few statement sent by him to the Media on his behalf.
God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar will play his farewell 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium, his home ground. The BCCI has confirmed the venues for upcoming West Indies series and has chosen Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium for the two Tests. The ace cricketer reportedly wanted to play his last game in Mumbai, from where he started his career. He had also expressed his strong desire to have his mother watch him play in his final Test match. In spite of a 24-year-long career, his mother has never seen her son play an international game in a stadium – another privilege for Wankhede now that she is expected to be present.