11 Oct 2013

Tendulkar announces retirement date

11:13 am on 11 October 2013

Cricket's greatest run scorer Sachin Tendulkar will retire after playing his 200th test match at home against the West Indies next month.

The 40-year-old, who says cricket is all he's ever done since he was 11, will leave the game having compiled a record 100 centuries in the international arena, having made his international debut as a 16-year old.

Tendulkar ended his one day career last December having fulfilled his long cherished dream of winning a World Cup in 2011 on home soil.