It's a shock, but it is refreshing to see a great player (and he is/was that, just short of the pantheon perhaps, but a quality, quality performer) go out so palpably on his own terms instead of having to have the bat metaphorically prised out of his hand by dewey eyed selectors without the balls to do it.
Always leave them wanting more, as someone once said. Barnum, probz?
Kudos Michael; top player and, moreover, a top chap too.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads