Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test will be in Mumbai

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to grant cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar his wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai.

Kolkata and Mumbai were the frontrunners to host Tendulkar's farewell Test but the legendary batsman in a letter to the BCCI has expressed his desire to play the 200th Test in Mumbai.

According to BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, the Indian cricket board to hold the second and final Test of the series against West Indies at Mumbai, as desired by Tendulkar. Shukla also said that BCCI was planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar.

Now, Tendulkar will be given an opportunity to bow out of the game in front of his family, friends and adoring fans in Mumbai.

The West Indies team will 2 Test and 3 ODIs. The series was fixed in a hurry to make sure that Tendulkar plays his last Test in India. The first Test will be played November 6-10 and the second November 14-18. There after they play three ODIs slated for November 21, November 24 and November 27.

The second match of the two-Test series against the West Indies will be Tendulkar's 200th and last.

The contest is now between Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Wankhede Stadium and Cricket Club of India's (CCI) Brabourne Stadium to host Tendulkar's 200th match.

On April 2, 2011, India had won the World Cup at Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar's dream of winning the World Cup came true at his home ground. Now, the same venue will give him a perfect send off.

1 comment:

  1. Man who played for records will play his last match to create another record.. He was very happy when he scored 100th 100 but it doesn't matter to him that India lost to Bangladesh.. Dravid declared when he was at 194 n.o. and India won against Pakistan and Sachin blasted him for that.. Now he took this decision after BCCI put pressure on him..