Tendulkar went on to suggest that he would reassess his future when he takes the field against England next month.
The maestro, who has played 190 Tests, rubbished suggestions that he wanted to continue till the 200-mark. "I go series by series, rather than by numbers," he said.
A glorious 23-year-old career may be coming to an end sooner than you think.
Here are some excerpts from the interview.
Image: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar flips a ball during the team's practice session at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on August 29, 2012. India will be playing its second Test match against New Zealand in the city from August 31