Strauss retires from all cricket
Strauss retires from all cricket
Last edited by Edged&Taken; 29-08-2012 at 05:17 AM.
Family pressure coupled with the disappointment of the series loss to South Africa perhaps? He has a young family and probably has been heavily influenced by his partner and his young kids. I don't blame him if that is the case.
As a batsman he's been a bit of a liability for a long time, but by all accounts he's a skilled and deeply respected captain. A position I expect Cook to attain after a relatively short time.
I hope Cook can regain his top form while the burden of being Captain bears down on his shoulders.
One more step towards the dark days for English cricket, then.
Liked the guy FTR...
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Was on the cards the slightest bit, but still a relative shock. Any talk of who will take the captaincy? Prior, Cook, Trott perhaps?
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Hmmm, I suppose once you hit 35 other things become more important (young family etc). He obviously didn't want to trudge to India for a long and exhausting series in the heat (and another potential defeat).
Good captain, will be missed.
Shame for him to go out like this with the whole KP crap going on but really he has achieved an awful lot, 100 tests, 7000 runs and over 20 tons as well as leading England to what I will remember as one of our greatest victories.
Always wanted him to stay until after the back to back ashes but we all know his performances were a big concern, that batting lineup has an awful lot of holes in it now though.
Bit of a sad one, but he's had a good spell at the top. Probably the right time to go really. He really didn't seem like the player he was several years ago, so it's probably the right time to give Cook a crack at putting his stamp on the team. Probably paves the way for a Pietersen return too.
Will be missed though, has been a good servant and I don't think anyone could question his passion or committment to the cause. Was always obviously very passionate about representing England, and came up big when it mattered a number of times. Will have several fond memories.
This was Strauss addressing the media this morning:
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Very sad about this, we've had success like I could never have imagined growing up under Strauss. I reckon they'll struggle to find anyone to say anything bad about him as a bloke too, which in combination with the success is pretty good.
It's on the cards a bit with the batting, but interesting to note that he averaged just over 40 as captain, and Vaughan only 36.
I really hope we don't get a Michael Vaughan style tearful press conference. That was really stomach churning.
Stiff upper lip and all that.
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