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    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
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    As Sachin clearly appreciates as a professional sportsman you are a long time retired, and I suspect he'll do some looking over his shoulder in the coming months - still I'm pleased, the Ashes will be easier to hang onto with him batting in his back garden rather than on English Test grounds

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    As big a fan as I'm of Mike Hussey, the decision to retire came a bit out of the blue and did rub off as a bit selfish on his part. If he'd made up his mind on not being a part of the touring squads to India and England, he'd no business in playing the SL series and could have well hung his boots straight after the SA series thus giving some young blokes an opportunity to launch themselves against a relatively weaker opposition in the form of Sri Lanka.

    Maybe he just hung on for the SL series to end on a high note, fearing that a bad run of scores in India or England could show him the door in an unceremonious fashion.

    Always felt that he had the sword hanging on him to an extent way more than a batsman of his class deserved. Maybe that's what triggered the sudden decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricmahanty View Post
    Always felt that he had the sword hanging on him to an extent way more than a batsman of his class deserved. Maybe that's what triggered the sudden decision.
    Yeah, he was never well respected by the fraternity. If he also had problems in the dressing room I can totally understand him retiring. He's still just so bloody good though. Easily the second best bat still in Australia.

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    He should have played 100 tests for Aus, such a class batsman. Never thought of him as particularly selfless though. And something's going on in with Clarke's captaincy in terms of man management. Needs to be addressed.
    'It is hard to recall a batsman quite so serene, so unrushed, so unflappable.' Chris Ryan on ... look to the left. Ahhhh.


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    Never heard of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Never heard of him.
    Ask Julius

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