End of an Era: Sachin Tendulkar announces Retirement from Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar announces his retirement from Cricket . His 200th Test will be his last.

Sachin Tendulkar's statement:
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. Itís hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because itís all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. Itís 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.

I thank the BCCI for everything over the years and for permitting me to move on when my heart feels it's time! I thank my family for their patience and understanding. Most of all, I thank my fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes have given me the strength to go out and perform at my best.