Mumbai, Oct 15 IBNS | 12 months ago

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will play his final Test match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against West Indies next month.


It will also be the 200th Test match of his career.

Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens will host the first Test match of the two-match Test series against West Indies.

The second Test match is scheduled to be played from Nov 14-18.

Sachin, whose performance with the willow charmed and captivated sports lovers across the world for the past 24 years, on Thursday said he will retire after playing his 200th Test.

In a glittering career spanning 24 years, Sachin has broken and created almost unthinkable records, including 100 international centuries, with his bat.

Sachin has played 198 Test matches and scored 15837 runs with 51 hundreds and 67 fifties. He scored 18426 runs in 463 One Day Internationals.

He slammed 49 hundreds and 96 fifties in his ODI career besides being the first man to score a double century in 50-over format.

Sachin, however, played only one T20 International in his career though his fans saw his charismatic performance in the newest format of the game in Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League T20.

The former Indian captain was a part of the Indian team which won the World Cup in 2011 and also played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians side that won both IPL and CL T20 this year.

(Posted on 15-10-2013)