Did Sachin Tendulkar announce his retirement under pressure?

Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar finally decided to hang his boots from Test cricket as on Thursday he called up BCCI president N Srinivasan to inform him about the decision.

Master Blaster who has most number of Test centuries than any other batsman will play his last Test against West Indies in November – in a two match series on the home turf.

From quite some time, Sachin has been struggling with his willow that got him under tremendous pressure.

Though he had faced such pressure in the past as well, but this time according to reports, BCCI forced him to take a call on his Test career.

Few days earlier, according to a Mumbai daily, the top officials in the BCCI confirmed that Tendulkar will be asked to step down and make way for the young guns. The reports also said that the BCCI, during their recent Annual General Meeting(AGM), established that the master blaster`s recent failures against Australia and England were indications of his downfall.

If reports are to be believed then the West Indies series was set only for his retirement from Tests. One cannot neglect the fact that Tendulkar was under tremendous pressure to take a call about his professional career.