There's yet another Test series around the corner - the cue for yet another round of 'Sachin Tendulkar's swansong' debates. Jimmy Anderson, in his column for Daily Mail, writes, "... this may be Tendulkar's last Test series ..." 'May be' is right, Jimmy, because that call is the man's alone. No matter that the maybes have accompanied every Test series featuring India since the end of the 2011 World Cup.
It's been a funny ride actually. For a long while, there was another question running side-by-side with the retirement one. Namely, where will Tendulkar score his hundredth international hundred? Will it be at Lord's? The MCG? Not quite. Has to be either Eden Gardens or Wankhede then. After all, in the minds of the Nostradamuses, there was no way Tendulkar could reach his century of centuries at, say, Dhaka. Of course, it would come in a heroic winning cause against top opposition and not, woe betide, Bangladesh. Pity, it didn't work out that way.
So now we're left with just the one question - the biggest in Indian cricket circles: When will Tendulkar retire?