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    Wasn't his average mostly around that 50 - 52 mark? I think most ATGs have a little more buffer and so end up still averaging in the 50s by the time they retire. I think he's had a very drastic decline though. Don't remember anyone in recent times with such a decline.
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    If he'd quit two years ago, he'd have retired with an average of 50 in well over 100 tests with 28 hundreds and runs all over the world. At that point, his statistics were as impressive in volume and quality as many ATGs yet because he carried on, he "only" averages 46. It's so weird how these things work out and makes it so tough to evaluate careers properly.
    It's not exactly unusual though. I'm sure a lot of players would have their career averages dip by 3-5 runs before they retire.

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    Bit late I know, but well done to Hashim on a fine career, a class player who was truly excellent at his peak
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    It's not exactly unusual though. I'm sure a lot of players would have their career averages dip by 3-5 runs before they retire.
    Yeah I think the 70's generation (apart from Ponting/Dravid) were a bit of an anomaly regarding this. Most people of Amla's generation declined fairly significantly too.
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    Sangakkara and Kallis timed their retirements perfectly, in statistical terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    If it's the same game I think it was, that's right. Aus looked shot. I think SA won that series at Adelaide tbh. After Aus couldn't bowl them out in 150 overs (or however long it was) all the momentum was with SA. And as I mentioned it exhausted their entire bowling attack.

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