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    Ponting calls quits to Twenty20

    Ponting retires from Twenty20 internationals | Australia Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    Respect + 1000, still fairly low after some poor captaincy in the Ashes though.

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    Good on him.. Hopefully will prolong his Test career.
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    Yes good on him.

    Now, if only half the rest of the worlds leading players would follow suit and quit too that might sufficiently devalue T20s and the stupid yearly T20 World Cup enough for the ICC to rethink the number of T20s internationals played .

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    Just T20I, he didn't play half the games anyways leading to the farcical situation of players missing T20s throughout the year but coming back for the world championships with NFI how to play the game. This is going to make it that much harder to get rid of Clarke though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Yes good on him.

    Now, if only half the rest of the worlds leading players would follow suit and quit too that might sufficiently devalue T20s and the stupid yearly T20 World Cup enough for the ICC to rethink the number of T20s internationals played .
    As I said on PlanetCricket.

    Why doesn't the whole nation step down and retire from Twenty20's?

    Then the ICC removes Twenty20 from International cricket, and cricket is better for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Just T20I, he didn't play half the games anyways leading to the farcical situation of players missing T20s throughout the year but coming back for the world championships with NFI how to play the game. This is going to make it that much harder to get rid of Clarke though.
    Yes, I agree. I'm perfectly fine with Clarke playing Twenty20's, because I couldn't give a damn how we are going. In ODI's (regarding Clarke), it's a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Then the ICC removes Twenty20 from International cricket, and cricket is better for it.
    Yes because ODIs at the moment are so good - have you not seen the last 2 games?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Yes, I agree. I'm perfectly fine with Clarke playing Twenty20's, because I couldn't give a damn how we are going. In ODI's (regarding Clarke), it's a different story.

    oh how would it be different if aus was world champs t20i
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Yes because ODIs at the moment are so good - have you not seen the last 2 games?
    It's the boring batsmen like Clarke making it look like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    oh how would it be different if aus was world champs t20i
    Bahahahahahahahaha!

    You've got no idea mate. Seriously, no ****ing idea.

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    Be good if we get to see Ponting play for Tasmania during the Twenty20 bash.

    Glad with that call; think generational change in the Twenty20 side isn't the worst thing, especially with batsmen.

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    YAY! the first step to Ricky Ponting going away!
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    Great call.
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    Smart call. Australian team was never going to progress with the captain only playing 1/3rd of the games.

    Still believe his 98* on T20 debut against New Zealand as the most cracking innings by an Australian at international T20 level. Second most destructive innings I have ever witnessed from Ponting behind the 2003 WC final

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Yes because ODIs at the moment are so good - have you not seen the last 2 games?
    Yes they've been crap, but that's because:
    - It's a ridiculous 7 match series straight after the Ashes. No one cares and rightly so. Play them 6-12 months later FFS.
    - The pitches haven't been very good. Par scores of 230-260 are fine by me in ODIs, but not low and slow pitches.
    - England are crap at ODIs (not helped by selectors) and Australia are currently fairly mediocre themselves, especially without Ponting and Haddin.

    Personally I still really enjoy a 3-5 match ODI series between two fairly good teams, far more than I do T20s. Too many meaningless ODIs have been played for too long, and now the same is happening with T20s.

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    Thought this was pretty funny when I saw it on the news this afternoon. My initial reaction was 'So what...it's Twenty/20'. Ponting didn't play too many games anyway and I have my doubts he ever took it overly seriously.

    Maybe I suffer from having the same attitude, I enjoy watching some Twenty20 games but find a news conference during which a player anounces his retirement from the format slightly amusing.

    Nothing against Ponting doing so though, he had to say something when he didn't intend playing it anymore.
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