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    Justin Langer Retires

    Langer Walks

    The shadows gather on a great career.

    Here's cheers to JL.

    Well played mate.

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    Always preferred Langer to Hayden itbt. Should've had a long ODI career as well. To me, he is a great, even if his record doesn't suggest so.
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    Have really missed watching him in the tests this year. I thought he brought a really innocent but determined will to win that made him good to watch.

    I will be trying to get to as many Somerset matches as possible this year, with it being the last chance to see him.

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    Real shame. Genuinely fantastic player, always a pleasure to watch him bat. I had the pleasure of seeing him bat in Test cricket (albeit only for four balls at the end of the 2005 Ashes), and in county cricket, and no matter the environment, he always stood out. A fantastic batsman, a fantastic sportsman, and a great ambassador for the game. Am very much hoping I can get to a Somerset game this summer to see him one last time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Always preferred Langer to Hayden itbt. Should've had a long ODI career as well. To me, he is a great, even if his record doesn't suggest so.
    Ouch debatable. Love Hayden's style of play. So long langer.
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    Wrung absolutely everything he could out of his ability. Well played.

    Sometimes nice guys don't finish last. Fine career.

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    Big appreciation of Langer, and also the Langer/Hayden combination. Probably the best top order combo since Haynes and Greenidge for my mind.

    I don't think its fair to say that he "wrung every ounce of talent" out of himself, as this implies that he was less of a talent than Hayden.
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    Australia's greastest ever opening batsmen IMO, one of all time greats. Great bloke too.
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    End to a Great career, thanks Justin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Australia's greastest ever opening batsmen IMO, one of all time greats. Great bloke too.
    Nah, Langer ain't even an opener. And I'd place Woodfull, Ponsford, Morris, Barnes, Hassett, Lawry, Simpson, Redpath, McCosker, Laird, Taylor and Slater ahead of him for starters.

    Either way, a bit of a surprise - thought he was going to go for another 2 years. In fact I was almost hoping we'd see Langer, Gilchrist and Hogg playing for WA next year TBH, unlikely as that was.

    But well played. Good batsman, and at the domestic level a pretty exceptional one.
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    no way in hell Slater is better.

    Taylor, is better, he had style and was very hard to get out.

    It was a great partnership, Hayden the powerhouse, Langer the drop and steal a quick single, with all the shots.

    Didnt have Hayden's intimidatory factor, but didnt need it because of his reputation.

    Also he bats better injured, so dont bounce him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nah, Langer ain't even an opener. And I'd place Woodfull, Ponsford, Morris, Barnes, Hassett, McCosker, Laird, Taylor and Slater ahead of him for starters.
    McCosker, Laird?? And no Lawry, Simpson, Redpath etc?
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    Good point. I did say "for starters" though, I thought I'd probably forget a few people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nah, Langer ain't even an opener. And I'd place Woodfull, Ponsford, Morris, Barnes, Hassett, Lawry, Simpson, Redpath, McCosker, Laird, Taylor and Slater ahead of him for starters.

    Either way, a bit of a surprise - thought he was going to go for another 2 years. In fact I was almost hoping we'd see Langer, Gilchrist and Hogg playing for WA next year TBH, unlikely as that was.

    But well played. Good batsman, and at the domestic level a pretty exceptional one.
    McCosker and Laird? Behave!

    And Hassett was less of an opener than any of them...
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    I did hesitate to include ALH TBH, but I still reckon he's more an opener than Langer.

    And yes, I rate McCosker and Laird very highly.

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