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    Iain O'Brien Retires

    O'Brien Retires

    Shed a tear. I didn't find out this news sifting through his dustbins, unfortunately.

    I guess in good news, the shert of his that I got from his last game for Wellington will remain the shert from his last game for Wellington.

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    Gutted How's his voice? Seems like a bloke who'd be good to have in the comm box.
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    Pretty sure I've heard him on the radio commentating on domestic stuff this season.

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    Top bloke. Wish him all the best.
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    Favourite O'Brien Memories:

    #1: Defending a ball with his crotch whilst batting.

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    I tried to think of some favourite IOB memories but none of them are actually from him playing.

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    #2: Scoring 0 runs in a 50 run partnership, using crotch in the blocking of 38 balls

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    O'Bugger.

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    Seems a really decent bloke and became a really decent bowler too.

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    #2 Bowling out Pakistan with a broken finger.

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    A shame he pissed 2 years away in England, because his wife said so.

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    I hate that whipped rubbish. His wife went home because she was home sick, O'Brien would have been the same if he didn't follow. Life is sometimes bigger than cricket. I saw the press conference where he retired from Tests, try and tell me that was a man making an easy decision to follow a woman. Something he'd strived so hard to get to, and had served his country so well in, and suddenly he had to walk away at his peak.

    A lesser man would've achieved a lot less than Iain O'Brien. Certainly had talent but was tenacious and worked his arse off to put up the figures and get the accolades he did, all with well documented mental issues. And is still living with those, yet continues to carve out a living in the game.

    I'm certainly a big fan.

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    WAG. A very decent Test record - even better if you take out his dreadful debut series that made him one of the most hated players by NZ fans on here (myself included, I won't lie).

    The fact that he was able to win us all over later in his career with his on- and off-field awesomeness shows just how good a player and bloke he's been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    I hate that whipped rubbish. His wife went home because she was home sick, O'Brien would have been the same if he didn't follow. Life is sometimes bigger than cricket. I saw the press conference where he retired from Tests, try and tell me that was a man making an easy decision to follow a woman. Something he'd strived so hard to get to, and had served his country so well in, and suddenly he had to walk away at his peak.

    A lesser man would've achieved a lot less than Iain O'Brien. Certainly had talent but was tenacious and worked his arse off to put up the figures and get the accolades he did, all with well documented mental issues. And is still living with those, yet continues to carve out a living in the game.

    I'm certainly a big fan.
    Super post and I agree with it all.

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    Hope he turns to fulltime commentary.
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