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    Daniel Vettori Retires from Internationals

    BBC Sport - New Zealand's Daniel Vettori retires from international cricket

    Not a surprise in any way, but it's time to pay tribute to this legend of the New Zealand game. Much maligned in his latter years for his supposed inability to spin the ball, but what he lacked in turn he made up for in guile. His variations of release and angle were enough to bemuse the foolhardy. His early years, before a number of injuries took their toll are often forgotten but what should not be forgotten is his ability to work hard to become what the New Zealand team most needed at the time. Need a batsman? Don't worry, I can do that - said Vettori. Need a coach for a while? Don't worry, I can do that - said Vettori. Need a man to do the business whilst nursing a crippled arrrr-chilles, then Don't worry, I can do that too.

    The mild-mannered Vettori had his moments of fire - most notably after an ODI versus England where Grant Elliott was controversially run out after a collision with Ryan Sidebottom.

    This man, this beautiful bespectacled adonis, will be remembered fondly up and down New Zealand. He'll continue to be criticised in years to come by those who never saw him or were unaware of his contribution to New Zealand cricket.

    He doesn't sail in to the sunset on the World Cup winning high that he would have wanted, but - 'Old Man' (not 'Old Man River', btw) - enjoy your retirement. I hope you find a way to keep contributing to New Zealand cricket. There goes a legend of the game, remember him well - for we were there to see him play.
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    Great career. Always been a fan since a kid.
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    Always loved Vettori because he gave me hope as a cricketer with glasses.

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    My mother thought he was Andre Agassi
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    My mother thought he was Andre Agassi
    Care to explain?

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    Great player and one of my faves

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    Thug life Dan forever.

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    Undoubtedly one of the coolest cricketers I've seen. Great career.
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    One of my cricketing idols growing up, even though I didn't bowl spill. Seemed so out of place on a cricket field in some respects, couldn't help but like him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Care to explain?
    When he went through his long haired phase

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossTaylorsBox View Post
    Thug life Dan forever.

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    Great Interview.

    'Wont be the last time that I am wrong'

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    had a bit of fizz in his early days, not to mention locks that'd make prince charming jealous.

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    So stoked that unlike with Sobers, 30 years from now I'll be able to tell people "yes his test match bowling stats suck, and yes I saw him bowl for real and he actually did suck at least that much".

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    I've got loads of time for Dan Vertori, he's played some great matches, and I enjoyed watching or listening to them.
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