can only hope his retirement is exceeded in dirge by andreson's
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Nah let's not be silly here. They at least got a chance to celebrate their careers. Whatever you think of the timing, Swann's retirement and the hullabaloo that followed is just about the most undignified way it could have gone.
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Swann should have gone and kept his gob shut till after the series was over seeing as he was going mid series. Been a farce he has badmouthed people (Warner) during the series but there you go, what's done is done and can't be taken back. I bet if you asked him now he'd have done it differently though.
In Ponting's case, he was recognised as offering a lot to the team environment, and if he'd have done what Swann did then he would've also copped it. You can kind of get away with it if the team has won (ala Martyn - but it was still seen as strange), but when you duck out mid-series after you've been hammered it just looks piss poor. Puts your replacements in a tough position too, they have to come into a team that is struggling and try to perform when morale is probably pretty low and many are looking at the series as done and dusted.
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