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    Lara confirms one-day retirement


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    about bloody time, he is one of the best cricketers ever. but is too 'big time' for the current west indies side and they need to find a new talisman and stop living in the past!!
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    Definitely the time to go, I have to say. Windies really need a new leader. Now, whether they have one around...
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    The right decision for himself and the West Indian team. Hopefully he can go out a winner, playing a great knock.
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    Hopefully this means he can play for another year or two in the Test side.
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    Good job he's going cuckoo in his old age.

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    So is Lara gonna play in the next 2 games?


    I think Chris Gayle should be the next Windies captain.

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    HIs captaincy in this WC was extremely weird to say the least, I agree but before that he has been a very good captain for the Windies. And let us not forget that the Windies, as a team, have been very poor in this WC. Chanderpaul and Gayle have played with no intent whatsoever, and have always put the middle order under pressure. Gayle's bowling has deteriorated alarmingly and so has Bravo's batting and bowling. Samuels, apart from showing some spark initially, hasn't done anything special. Same with Dwayne Smith. This is a side with a no. of players in poor form at the same time, like India were for a while before their home series. Lara's retirement would mean more problems than solutions for them, AFAIC.


    But, still, Lara seems to have been clearly unhappy esp. against the selectors and I guess a bit of harmony MIGHT help the side when the new captain gets in. I just hope he is consulted before teams are announced. I was really amazed that Lara was here in INdia for a series when the WC squad was announced, that too without even a token consultation of the captain and coach. I just hope a new selection panel can take over as well, so that they can all start from scratch.


    Ideally, for the next games, Windies should play

    Gayle
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    And just hope that whatever is happening with blokes like Gayle, Bravo and Samuels is just a temporary dip in form and not actual regression.
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    One of my all-time favorites. His decision to retire from ODI's is probably for the best. I will miss seeing him play in that format though.

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    Hope to see him in Tests for alot longer.
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    He is my absolute batting idol, I'll be sad to see him go. I've grown watching Lara make headline after headline. He is unreplaceable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    So is Lara gonna play in the next 2 games?


    I think Chris Gayle should be the next Windies captain.
    I agree with that.
    Anyway it will be the chance for another person to shine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash_A55 View Post
    He is my absolute batting idol, I'll be sad to see him go. I've grown watching Lara make headline after headline. He is unreplaceable.
    irreplaceable...sorry..it had to be said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishant View Post
    irreplaceable...sorry..it had to be said!
    Thats It! I couldn't think of the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Hope to see him in Tests for alot longer.
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    Hopefully this means he can play for another year or two in the Test side.
    I've read over here that he wants to play Tests past his 40th birthday.
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