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    Chris Cairns to Retire

    It is expected that later today Chris Cairns will make the anouncement that he will retire completely from International cricket. This is a suprise being so close to the world cup. Thanks for the good times chris! Im sure everyone remembers his six hitting ability!

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    A wasted talent - due to injuries, motivation and attitude. Not sure where I place him in the scheme of New Zealand cricketers, really.

    Interesting to see if he does give it away so soon after fighting to get his spot back.

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    It said on the radio that he has already said it to NZ cricket. It most probably will be confirmed this afternoon. He hasn't really finished his career on a high note and that sort of sums up his career up and down with injuries. He brang some games back New Zealands way by taking wickets at regular intervals and hitting sixes. He makes some damn good fudge to!

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    i dont think he'll go
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    I think he has. Can hear David Trist talking about it on Radio Sport now.
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    What was wrong with his attitude? Didn't seem to have any problems to an outsider
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    Good decision. He hardly justifies a spot at the moment anyway.

    Superb talent in his day though, my favourite ever since Crowe retired.

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    Cairnsmo we hardly knew you

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    Even in his last couple of domestic games he has looked pretty ordinary. He just doesn't appear to have it in him anymore..he's doing the right thing.

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    Sad to see his career end like this so abruptly with no proper send-off, but he was one of my favourite players to watch. I still remember him leading NZ to victory against India in the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy Final (or whatever they called it that year).

    I always found it odd that he was one of the rare players to actually choose to retire from tests and continue playing ODI cricket (Gough is also another one). I guess it shows how successful each of them was at the shortened form of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    . Not sure where I place him in the scheme of New Zealand cricketers, really.

    A wasted talent - due to injuries, motivation and attitude.

    Think you answered yourself there........... and I agree with you, reasonable record which should have been world class if only he had half the application and humility of someone like Sir Richard

    Ive never been a huge fan and have always hated watching him bowl.

    Oh look short outside the off stump again


    /puts Chris in same basket as Parore

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    He was the reason I started liking cricket in the first place. One of the most exciting players I've ever seen. Just a shame he's not ending on a high note.


    His stats may not look spectacular but he is (or rather was I guess) one of the greatest all rounders of the game because he was feared, targeted and respected by the opposition (often when no other Kiwi's were) and often turned matches on it's head.

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    It's a sad day for New Zealand cricket. I think Cairns should've played a couple more games to get the double of 5000/200 - he's 50 runs away.
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    As a single-minded Aussie dullard, I am greatly upset. Chris and his father Lance are two of my all-time favorite cricketers, and I'm sad to see him go.
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