During the process, it will also give him an extra game to break Gavaskar's record. Many were taken by surprise when the Indian batsmen decided to pad up against Railways, as the BCCI has been preserving him for important matches only. Some may say that he is after the record.
With Tendulkar turning 40 next year, how many matches does he have it in him? The last Test series against New Zealand exposed his weakness to the incoming ball, which does not auger well for the Indian maestro. It would not be surprising if he calls it a day after this two home series' against England and Australia.
These two series' may not be enough for Tendulkar to break Gavaskar's record, with the quality of bowlers at the opponents disposal. Looking at Tendulkar's form, it might be a herculean task to break this record. But, if he does, it could also be the right time for him to retire from the game on a high, as it would mean he has scored 4 centuries in his last two series.
But, Tendulkar may no longer be interested in records, but only finishing the game on a high, as he has got almost all records in his kitty. Let Sunil Gavaskar also find his name in the record books, for he has also been a fine servant of Indian cricket.
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