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    Which player had the best farewell from cricket?

    Well we will see many careers ending after next month's tournament Kumble has already announced it as his last odi stint. Mcgrath is in line to bi farewell. Gilchrist, Ponting,Inzi,Tendulkar,polluck,Kallis all are playing thier last World cup.

    It will be Lara's final limited over show too. Which brings me to the question that which player took the best exit from International cricket? Test or ODI or both?

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    Of recent times it doesn't get much better than Nasser Hussain.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Stewie probably enjoyed his almost as much, even if it wasn't quite such a fairytale. But he did have his home ground to offset the lack of a big score and the winning stroke... although Lord's was Nasser's home-from-home ATC, TBH...

    I was really pretty astounded by the scenes at The SCG in January, though. Can't believe we'll ever see anything quite like that again. So Buchanan, Langer, Warne and McGrath (and hopefully Gilchrist, you never know) for me.
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    Tim Bresnan, just because he's gone.


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    I was pretty moved by Walsh's farewell too.

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    I thought his English farewell was pretty good, too... but that was only because I saw it and didn't see his Jamaican one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Tim Bresnan, just because he's gone.
    Don't speak too soon... *shudder*

    He's still on the A-tour, remember...

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    I was struck by Darren Bicknell's last game, i thought it was such a powerfull portrayl of a county cricketer.

    It was his last innings and got a bad LBW decision on 31 and the camera followed him all the way up the stairs inside and you could see he was pretty annoyed.

    It was just so off key, the crowd hardly noticed, and his whole career had just ended with a bad LBW decision in front of 100 or so people in a match his team were destined to loose.

    That's it, his career gone, i just thought it was very moving.

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    Steve Waugh.

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    Imran Khan anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodzilla1010 View Post
    Imran Khan anyone?
    A duck in his last innings and not bowling suggests not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    A duck in his last innings and not bowling suggests not.

    How about scoring 70 runs and taking 2 wickets and above all winning the World Cup in his last cricket match...does it get any better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodzilla1010 View Post
    How about scoring 70 runs and taking 2 wickets and above all winning the World Cup in his last cricket match...does it get any better?
    1 wicket.

    I guess that is pretty awesome, but Test Cricket has the real relevance imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    I was struck by Darren Bicknell's last game, i thought it was such a powerfull portrayl of a county cricketer.

    It was his last innings and got a bad LBW decision on 31 and the camera followed him all the way up the stairs inside and you could see he was pretty annoyed.

    It was just so off key, the crowd hardly noticed, and his whole career had just ended with a bad LBW decision in front of 100 or so people in a match his team were destined to loose.

    That's it, his career gone, i just thought it was very moving.
    Dominic Cork's Test career ended with the fateful ball of a 7-ball over going for four.

    And I thought at the time... "that could be his last act in Test-cricket"... and I was right.

    Every bit as sad as the Dazza Bicknell case IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Steve Waugh.
    Well I'm sure he enjoyed battling to save his final Test but I'd guess he'd have enjoyed it rather more if he'd been blazing a trail to victory.

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