Sachin Tendulkar hints at retirement from cricket

Sachin Tendulkar
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India's Sachin Tendulkar, the all-time leading run-scorer in Test cricket, has hinted that retirement could be on the horizon.

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has admitted that he is considering retiring from cricket ahead of England's visit to the sub-continent this winter.

The 39-year-old is the all-time leading run-scorer in Test cricket, having accumulated over 15,000 at an average of 55 since debuting in 1989.

A lean spell in form and the emergence of younger players have brought Tendulkar's Test place under threat and "the Little Master" has confessed that retirement has been on his mind.

However, he has revealed that he plans to play against England in the coming series, should he be called up by the Indian selectors.

"When I play in November, I will reassess things."I am still the best judge of what happens to my mind and body," he said.

"When I feel it is time, I will take a call. It is going to be a tough call nevertheless, because this is what I have been doing all my life.

"I don't think I have plenty of cricket left in me. I will go by what my heart says. At this moment, my heart says I am OK."

England will play four Tests against India, the first starting in Ahmedabad on November 15.

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