Sachin Tendulkar’s glorious career will come to an end after he plays in his 200th Test against the West Indies in Mumbai © Getty Images

By G Krishnan

Oct 18, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar and cricket are inseparable. Speculation is therefore rife on what Tendulkar will do after his retirement next month. Having spent 60 per cent of his life playing for India, Tendulkar will continue to be associated with the game, according to people who have known him since his childhood.

“Sachin will open a cricket school where admission will be decided first on cricketing skills and then on education. He will also do a lot of social work and take care of the underprivileged,” said Marcus Couto, who has known Tendulkar since his school days.

Tendulkar himself has not spelt out his future plan. He is scheduled to play his last two Tests next month.

“For the next month, he will be concentrating on the Tests. His focus will not change,” said Milind Rege, former Mumbai captain and selector. Rege, however, said that Tendulkar could start his own academy to mentor youngsters. “That is the best thing he could do. His first priority will be his children and Arjun’s cricket,” he said.

(G Krishnan qualified as an umpire from Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in 1997 before making sports journalism as a career. His other interests include wildlife and reading. Krishnan is Principal Correspondent of DNA, where this article was first published)

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