Sachin Tendulkar not thinking about 200th-Test milestone

Sachin Tendulkar said that he likes to take one step at a time and will speak about the milestone when he achieves it © Getty Images

New Delhi: Sep 3, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday, spoke about his impending 200th Test and said that he was not thinking about it even as there was speculation that he may retire after playing that match.

“I like to take one step at a time. I have been playing for the last 23 years and I have never thought of all this [reaching milestones]. I don’t like taking things for granted. When I reach there then we can talk about it,” Tendulkar told a TV channel.

Tendulkar was expected to play his 200th Test match in South Africa but BCCI has proposed to host a two-match series against West Indies so that he could play the milestone match before the home fans in India.

It has also been speculated that Tendulkar, who has already quit ODI and T20 formats in international cricket, will bid adieu to the game with that match, which may be arranged at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium, his home ground.

At its recent Working Committee meeting, BCCI revealed that it was planning to host West Indies before the South Africa tour.