The fourth Test against Australia at the Ferozeshah Kotla could well be fans' last opportunity to see Sachin Tendulkar play an international match in India.
India is scheduled to next play a Test series at home against the West Indies in October 2014, Tendulkar would be 41.5 years old by then.
India's next Test series will be in South Africa in November this year.
Tendulkar announced his retirement from one-day cricket in December last year, bringing to an end a glorious 23-year-old career in the one-day format during which he rewrote numerous batting records.
The absence of controversies in his resume make Tendulkar the coolest of all Indian icons.
Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning former captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels Test cricket would "die" if players like Sachin Tendulkar call it quits.
Cricket will not be the same when Sachin Tendulkar walks into the sunset.