Sachin Tendulkar is likely to announce his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test match on home soil. BCCI is making plans to give a grand send off to the legendary cricketer for his priceless contribution to the game.
On Sunday, BCCI decided to include a two Tests and Five one-dayers series all of a sudden against West Indies ahead of the South Africa tour by the end of 2013. Sending clear indications that Sachin will be retiring on his 200th Test, the Indian cricket board is giving the opportunity for the iconic player to complete the historic milestone in front of his home crowd at Wankhade stadium in Mumbai.
Until now, Sachin has played 198 Tests and scored 15,837 runs (which include 51 centuries) at an average of 53.86. It is known that the cricket icon has already retired from ODIs after playing 463 games and scoring 18,426 runs (which include 49 centuries) at an average of 44.85. He is the only cricketer to score a 100 centuries and the records he has broken will remain for ever as we can’t expect any other cricketer to stay on the field for so many years with consistent performance.