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    Shane Bond - Retirement and Tributes

    Shane Bond announced his retirement from test cricket today after receiving medical advice that the abdominal injury he sustained during last month's first test against Pakistan will take longer than expected to heal.

    Doesn't surprise at all, but it's a shame he couldn't hold out for the test series against Australia. The greatest what-if in New Zealand cricketing history?
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    Thanks for the entertainment Bond.

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    Oh for Christ's Sake. One bloody test. He showed he still had enough to play at the top level and he then calls it quits. What a disappointment.
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    Can't say I'm surprised. I'm done caring about Bond's contribution to NZ cricket - test or otherwise. If he turns up for ODIs, super - but I'm not going to worry if he's there or not.

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    Could have been one of the best ever. Really sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Doesn't surprise at all, but it's a shame he couldn't hold out for the test series against Australia. The greatest what-if in New Zealand cricketing history?
    My thoughts exactly.

    A really meaningful contribution in tests against the Aussies would mean more to me than a year of two of limited-overs stuff - especially since we've got a useful enough attack without him in ODIs.

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    Disappointing but not unexpected news. A shame though, after the recent retirement of O'Brien and a similar decision not to play test match cricket from Oram a few months ago.

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    What the **** was Martin Crowe thinking when he said "Good news, Shane Bond has decided to get fit for the test series against Australia" when he was commetating on the Napier test?

    So disappointed right now. What will be the bowling attack for the tests against Australia? Rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post


    Was scared of bowling to Watto tbh

    Shame that a bloke with his talent never played as many tests as he could have. He was great to watch imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    What the **** was Martin Crowe thinking when he said "Good news, Shane Bond has decided to get fit for the test series against Australia" when he was commetating on the Napier test?

    So disappointed right now. What will be the bowling attack for the tests against Australia? Rubbish.
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    Arnel will get the gig surely.

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    That will be the pace attack. Is Ryder going to be fit for the Aussies?

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    Should be.

    If there's no swing or seam around, without Bond and O'Brien I'm a bit nervous. Wellington and Seddon Park do generally provide even contests between bat and ball though so we don't have to panic yet. Napiers going to be even more fun though.

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