Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar mulls over retirement

  • Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has acknowledged for the first time that he is considering retirement.

    The 39-year-old batsman, who is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket, said he would determine his future on a "series-by-series" basis.

    "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,” Tendulkar said during an interview on Indian television.

    Asked if he had been thinking of retirement, Tendulkar replied: "Of course I have been."

    However, he added he expected to play in the home Test series against England in November and December.

    Tendulkar has scored more than 15,000 Test runs at an average of 55 since making his debut in 1989.