Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will retire from international cricket after playing his 200th Test against West Indies next month.
Tendulkar made his international debut for India in 1989 aged just 16 and has gone on to become the all-time leading run-scorer in Tests and one-day internationals although his form has stagnated in the last couple of years.
"It's 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," said the 40-year-old in a statement on the Board of Control for Cricket in India website.
TENDULKAR'S TEST CAREER IN NUMBERS
RUNS SCORED: 15,837
HIGHEST INNINGS SCORE: 248 not out (against Bangladesh in 2004)
NOT OUTS: 33
BOWLING AND FIELDING
RUNS CONCEDED: 2,461
BEST FIGURES: 3 for 10 (against South Africa in 2000)
STRIKE RATE: 93.2
CATCHES TAKEN: 115