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    Shaun Pollock retires from International Cricket

    Just seen it on Sky Sports - Pollock retires from Tests after this current Tests, and ODIs after the ODIs against the West Indies.
    Or something.

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    Please merge ASAP

    Yes, Shaun Pollock's Test ongoing as of this post will be his last, and his last ODIs will be in the upcoming series.

    Well I didn't see that coming. He evidently has decided he won't be around in 2011. Bit of a shame he won't be coming over here to play Tests tho.
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    Fraction too quick for me, kid.

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    That is a sad news for us, bad news for SouthAfrica.


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    Truely a gem of a bowler he was....in both forms of the game...right-handed sultan of swing.

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    Wow, big news. Real shame, too. Great bowler.

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    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/wivz...ry/330394.html

    Treated like crap lately. During the India series, I was astonished he wasn't opening the bowling - he troubled us more than anyone else.

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    legend... i feel saddened by this too..really nice guy and as a cricketer he was perfect for South Africa...a true warrior for them

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    Fulfilled the family traditions, actually enhanced them

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
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    Treated like crap lately. During the India series, I was astonished he wasn't opening the bowling - he troubled us more than anyone else.

    Fantastic bowler.
    They made a conscious and definate decision in the Third Test against Australia in 2005\06 to demote Pollock from new-ball duties, and even though practically everyone expressed surprise practically every Test (at least, those which he played...) from that one onwards they shouldn't have - it was obvious that the decision had been taken and would not be reversed.

    Be it Steyn or Nel, one of them was always going to take the new-ball ahead of him.

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    Legend of the game. All-time great. Immensely likeable bloke, even as a biased one-eyed Aussie. I always enjoyed seeing him do well, and he did very well more often than not. He'll be a big loss to the South Africans, but also the cricketing world as more and more of our greats drop out day by day it seems.

    What a player, what a guy.

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    Sad, but not that unexpected. Hope he manages to pick up those 13 more wickets in the ODI's, be nice for him to end off with both 400s. He will be missed.

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    A superb cricketer and an outstanding ambassador, both for South Africa and for cricket as a whole. Certainly one of my most admired and respected players of the modern era, and clearly I'm not alone in this sentiment.

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    The only words I can use to describe how good Shaun Pollock was is hat he is a better bowler than his uncle is a batsman. A truly wonderful bowler.

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    Sad news indeed. A terrific bowler, a good batsman and a well respected man, on and off the field. I hope he does well in what remains of this final Test and in the ODIs, he deserves a great send-off after all he's done for the country. God bless ya, Shaun.

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