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    Current players who should quit while they're ahead.

    Personally, I don't think Shane Warne Should have retired, he still had another season of cricket ahead of him, but I respect him as a cricketer and person enough to realise that if he knows what he's doing, then good for him! But, who should quit test and ODI cricket, before it ruins their already imperssive careers?

    Sanath Jayessuria (should NEVER have come out of Test retirerment, and Should definitely retire from ODIs after the World Cup.

    Sachin Tendulker (Great batsman, but it's time to go... what's it been now? 16 years!?)

    Brian Lara (Still a wonderful batsman, but can you really see him scoring another 400?)

    Adam Gilchrest (definitely should leave test cricket while he still is admired)

    Darren Gough- should not have even been considered for the World Cup.

    Inzimam Ul Haq- 1992 saw Jonty run him out, and he's still playing in 2007!?



    Any others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southafrica View Post
    Brian Lara (Still a wonderful batsman, but can you really see him scoring another 400?)


    If he did, he'd be the only man in history to score 400 in tests twice - after all, he's the only one to do it once. That's a strange, strange point you're making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southafrica View Post
    Personally, I don't think Shane Warne Should have retired, he still had another season of cricket ahead of him, but I respect him as a cricketer and person enough to realise that if he knows what he's doing, then good for him! But, who should quit test and ODI cricket, before it ruins their already imperssive careers?

    Sanath Jayessuria (should NEVER have come out of Test retirerment, and Should definitely retire from ODIs after the World Cup.

    Sachin Tendulker (Great batsman, but it's time to go... what's it been now? 16 years!?)

    Brian Lara (Still a wonderful batsman, but can you really see him scoring another 400?)

    Adam Gilchrest (definitely should leave test cricket while he still is admired)

    Darren Gough- should not have even been considered for the World Cup.

    Inzimam Ul Haq- 1992 saw Jonty run him out, and he's still playing in 2007!?



    Any others?
    Gough aside, I think all those guys you mentioned still have plenty to offer.

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    Yeah, look, they're still wonderful players, but we don't want them to be forced to retire because they're only averaging 15... We want them to go out with us still thinking they're great cricketes. All of those players are great, but have'nt been performing consistantly like they used to... It almost comes as a relief to the Indian fans when Sachin scores a hundred, or when Inzi bats Pakistan back into the game, or when Gilchrest scores a quick hundred...
    Gilchrest himself said he doesn't think he'll make 100 test matches....


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    They all still contribute to their team.

    Why do people forget that? Its as if because they're no longer averaging 55 consistently, they should just call it a day, forgetting that its a team sport.
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    Like Fiery said all of these players have plenty in the tank, especially Adam Gilchrist. 102 (59). That's all i have to say now.
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    It's utter nonsense that any sportsman should retire at the top. They're a very long time retired so as long as they're still good enough to be selected on merit for the First XI they should continue playing even if their powers are slightly on the wane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    They all still contribute to their team.

    Why do people forget that? Its as if because they're no longer averaging 55 consistently, they should just call it a day, forgetting that its a team sport.
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    Players should retire when they don't want to play anymore. Not before, and certainly not after. It's the role of the selectors to decide whether they are still the best options for their respective sides and in the cases of all the players you mentioned above except for Gough and maybe Jayasuriya in test matches, they could all do a better job than anyone else around for their teams IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Players should retire when they don't want to play anymore. Not before, and certainly not after.
    We're talking about retiring from international cricket. Most players don't have the option to do that. Most players retire from cricket because they realise they are too old or not good enough any more to get back into their national side

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    I just don't see any point in them retiring now when they are all contributing for their respective sides.
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    Vaughan - unfit, hasnt been a world class bat for a few years and living on his reputation from the Ashes of '05

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    Chi-wo Tsang - This guy I played cricket with the other day, it was hsi first proper game and he got 58. his average is now 58.00, so why carry on?

    I agree with the call for Vaughan to call it a day.
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    Brian Lara (Still a wonderful batsman, but can you really see him scoring another 400?)
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    It's not like he scores four hundred's every match.

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