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    Kumble announces ODI retirement


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    Good move. Ramesh Powar, you have been robbed. Now is the time.

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    About time he quit, what is the point of a leggy who can't even turn the ball? This is another great time for indian cricket as this is another oppurtunity for a young spinner to emerge just as harbhajan did!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy1987 View Post
    About time he quit, what is the point of a leggy who can't even turn the ball?
    Kumble has been a world-class spinner for the past decade without turning too many balls ...


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    bout time he quit, what is the point of a leggy who can't even turn the ball?
    Much more often than you ask this question, you should look at Stuart McGill ( ie, i get-owned-vs-good-spin-playing-teams) and ask " what is the point of a leggie who can't land two consecutive balls on the same square foot on the pitch ?"

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    not doubting he has taken hundreds of wickets or the fact that he was a good player, but he never turned a ball. and it is about time the old boys made room for some young blood, Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble, Tendulker etc. Also the fact they don't have any world class seemers (sreesanth in a year or so) highly dents their hopes of becoming a good side again.

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    and c-c Stuart MacGill is pants. Brad Hogg is much better than him, also I can't believe STuart Clark hasn't been involved so far. He was class in the ashes!

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    Didn't Kumble retire 2 years ago from odi cricket, it was just a formality to take him to his last WC just as a token of respect towards him.


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    Never a great ODI bowler, but an Indian legend nevertheless. Atleast Ramesh Powar will get some more games now, you would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
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    Oh, he was. For ages. Just that that was rather a long time ago, now. But he was a fabulous ODI bowler up to WC99.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Didn't Kumble retire 2 years ago from odi cricket, it was just a formality to take him to his last WC just as a token of respect towards him.
    He never retired, but he's only ever been a bit-part ODI player for the last 3 years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C View Post
    Stuart McGill ( ie, i get-owned-vs-good-spin-playing-teams)
    Not just good spin-playing teams at all - MacGill's done little of note in his entire career except have the odd sensational Test here and there (and occasionally 2 in a row).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy1987 View Post
    not doubting he has taken hundreds of wickets or the fact that he was a good player, but he never turned a ball.
    He certainly did. But his Googly and his Leg-Break turned on a decent pitch that offered a bit to the spinners. He just didn't bowl them all that often.

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    yeah macgill is pants!! Hogg is class, he causes decent players problems rather often and poor players (england) struggle against him with hi smixture of wrong'uns and standard chinaman stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy1987 View Post
    About time he quit, what is the point of a leggy who can't even turn the ball?
    The point would be to take wickets. Which he did.
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