Sachin Tendulkar to NDTV: Will take it match-by-match

A veteran of 198 Tests, 40-year-old Sachin Tendulkar is reluctant to divulge whether his 200th Test against the West Indies, likely at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium in November, will be the last.

updated: September 03, 2013 12:24 IST
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Will take it match-by-match, Sachin Tendulkar tells NDTVEven if many speculate Sachin Tendulkar retiring at the end of his 200th Test, almost certainly against the West Indies in Mumbai in November, the Little Master may have other ideas. The owner of a record 15837 Test runs, is still keeping cards close to his chest and is in no mood to oblige the media with his reactions on the 'extra' series the Indian cricket Board had planned immediately after the ODIs against Australia at home. (India's tour of South Africa put on hold: reports)

As per the BCCI's rotational policy, it is not Mumbai's turn to hold a Test match. Mumbai, which hosted a Test against England last season, is third behind Bangalore and Ahmedabad, but may get the nod due to 'sentimental' reasons. (Related read: Can BCCI help Sachin play his 200th Test at home?)

In a text message to NDTV, Tendulkar said: "No reactions now...will take it match-by-match." The brief message quite sums up Tendulkar's mood. The 40-plus Tendulkar has always kept his fans guessing on his retirement plans and whether the West Indies will be his last is therefore not clear.

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