"The whole nation is too excited. I wish him (Tendulkar) all the best. He is such a fantastic player and I think everyone is waiting for the match," Karisma told reporters Wednesday at a painting exhibition.

Karisma Kapoor

"I will definitely try (to take an off and watch the match) and I think the whole nation is going to do that," she added.

Tendulkar has decided to retire from cricket after playing his 200th Test match against the West Indies.