Sachin Tendulkar, the holder of most records in the history of cricket, has finally retired from the Test cricket. He will bid adieu the world of cricket after player his record 200th Test.

[caption id="attachment_2344" align="alignright" width="300"]Sachin Tendulkar will leave all form of cricket after playing his 200th Test (Photo: Getty Images) Sachin Tendulkar will leave all form of cricket after playing his 200th Test (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

Tendulkar will play his 200th Test possibly during the West Indies’ tour of India next month. No player has ever touched the 200-mark in the Test cricket. So, it will be another feather’s in Tendulkar’s cap.

The Little Master has announced the decision in a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The statement quoted Tendulkar as saying: "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. 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.”

He appreciated the BCCI for supporting him since his career started in 1989 and paid special thanks to his fans for remembering him in their prayers.

The 40-year-old batting great played his Test debut in National Stadium Karachi and then become an integral part of the Indian cricket team from early ‘90s.

He has several records under his belt. He has most runs in Tests and ODIs, most centuries and half-centuries in Tests and ODIs, most fours in Tests and ODIs, first ODI double-century, most man-of-the-match awards, most runs  in World Cup tournaments, most runs in a single World Cup, most ODI and Test matches and biggest ODI partnership.

Tendulkar has scored 15,837 runs in 198 Tests and may cross 16,000-run milestone in the next two Tests.

Now his fans are fully prepared to bid him farewell, and the stadium would be filled to capacity when the legendary cricketer plays his last match.
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