Wonderful player but gone on a bit too long. 200 tests is a huge moment though and doubt that will be done again. Hard to think my favourite knock of his was 17 years ago and he was already a long way into his career then. Thanks for the memories.
Tendulkar to join the Swans as a free agent.
Tendulkar's retirement has just made India a more dangerous team - truth is he did jack all for the last couple of years blocking the path for talented young batsmen like Rahane, Rohit and Juneja. Interesting times ahead - the curtain is certainly come down on the '281 generation'.
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I just hope he gets atleast a hundred in his last series... Doesn't matter if it's West Indies. Doesn't matter if it's a scratchy edgy no cover drive boring one... Just want one more.
Atleast one good thing came out of his not touring SA. He'll end up with a 40+ average against every nation and in every nation. Pretty awesome stat, that is
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Was fortunate to see his first scg innings and his last. Also saw his 200 there.
A great player. I think maybe the greatest I've seen, I dunno. He belongs in the argument anyway. He stood out like dogs balls here as a subcontinental batsman who dealt really well with the conditions. Others have done it well since but he really was the first.
A lot of people won't realise, because of the amount of touring India does now, that we missed lots of his best years here. India toured here in 91-92 iirc then didn't come back until 99-00. First time I really saw him dominate a series was the 98(?) series in India against Australia, which was shown here on pay TV. I remember him standing tall (comparatively) and hitting the quicks off the back foot back down the ground from about waist height. They are probably the best cricket shots I think I've ever seen.
Remarkable player really. Sustained excellence over a couple of decades barring a couple of lean patches. He deserves a long and happy retirement. Well played him.
Loved the homage you wote just thought I'd slip that proviso in.
Current "Favourite XI" 1. Cook 2. Williamson 3. Sangakarra 4. Clarke* 5. DeVilliers+ 6. Chanderpaul 7. Philander 8.Broad 9.Johnson 10. Harris 11. Herath
The greatest man of his time, have a peaceful sleep Madiba
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Well, there we go. Fitting time, he wasn't the same player. Wonder what he'll do with his life now.
I think there'll sooner be another Bradman than another Warne. - Gidgeon Haigh
[Warne is] the greatest bowler ever produced in this entire world - Muttiah Muralidaran
[Warne is] the greatest bowler of all time - Glenn McGrath
In my opinion Shane Warne is the greatest cricketer who's ever lived - Ian Botham
Warne is the greatest cricketer to pick up a ball ever.
And is the greatest bowler I have ever laid eyes on. - Brian Lara
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