Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200th Test: Live Updates

Sachin Tendulkar’s last and 200th Test will be against West Indies © Getty Images

Oct 10, 2013

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N Srinivasan on Sachin Tendulkar

“He has truly been an Ambassador for India and Indian Cricket.  He has been an inspiration for generations of sportsmen not just cricketers.  We respect his decision to retire although many of us can’t imagine an Indian team without Sachin.”

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Meanwhile just to recap the sequence of events, few days before Mumbai Indians won the Champions League 2013, there were rumours that BCCI was planning to ask Sachin Tendulkar to retire to after 200th Test.

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Shishir Hattangadi, former Mumbai Ranji skipper

David Gower on Sachin Tendulkar

“He is done some extraordinary things on the cricket field. He set new and higher standards than before. Now he made his decision.

He and Lara are two outstanding batsmen of this era. He has the ability to play against everyone and make it look easy. He had the talent, the grace and shots. He would be in my all time World XI,” Gower to CNN-IBN.

Former Umpire Dickie Bird on Sachin Tendulkar

“I rate Tendulkar as the closest player to Don Bradman in perfection. He will always be in my side as No 4,” Bird to CNN-IBN.

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Muttiah Muralitharan on playing against Sachin Tendulkar

“I have bowled him soo many times. Such a difficult task to single out one incident. As a personality he is very humble. When we met last time he said he said he wants to carry on. I congratulate him.” Muralitharan to Times Now.

Sunil Gavaskar on Sachin Tendulkar

“It’s such a big hole to fill. It’s not going to be easy. That No. 4 position in cricnket has been manned by the legends of the game and whoever is going to bat at No 4, My God, he is going to be under so much pressure to live up to the expectations.” Gavaskar to NDTV.


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Ratnakar Shetty to NDTV: I hope Sachin Tendulkar gets to play his last Test at Wankhede. I consider myself fortunate to be associated with Mumbai Cricket Association and BCCI and know Sachin. No blemish at any point in such a long career He is always passionate about the game.

Sachin Tendulkar said in his press release: “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.”

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Chandu Borde: Such a tremendous cricketer on and off the field. Very rarely you come across such a cricketer. I don’t think it is that easy to repeat such a performance. This decision will be cherished by many people and he will go as a satisfied person.

Robin Singh: I believe he is probably the greatest player of my time. I have learnt a lot from him. To me, I will cherish him all the time having played.


Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has announced that he will retire from the Tests following his impending 200th Test.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted about the development. BCCI also released a press release with Tendulkar’s statement. CricketCountry brings you live updates and reactions from players.