2 legends of Australian Cricket set to Announce Retirement

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  1. Kyptastic VIP

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    [link=http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/273446.html]Warne, and possibly McGrath to Retire[/link]

    If this happens, it'll be a sad day for Cricket.

    At least they'll go out on the high of winning the Ashes.
  2. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master

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    I heard about Warne not too long ago. A true great of the game, regardless of his other inconsistencies.

    I don't think McGrath is going, however. A passing comment was made as a rumour, but I can't see him going now. I heard a comment from him just before the Ashes that he was hoping to reach the 1,000 wickets in international cricket (600 test, 400 odi).
  3. Kyp Jedi Master

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    Two of the greatest bowlers of all time.

    Right time to retire, too.

  4. Everton Force Ghost

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    BBC news has been showing Warne's first Test ball in England all day. Fantastic ball.
  5. Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master

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    How has a 'non-comfirmed' rumour become a main news story? It's rediculous how much speculation and tributes there are. Wait till something is said then make a fuss about it.
  6. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    It's official, Warne is going. Not sure about McGrath though.
  7. Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master

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    McGrath will try and stick it out till the world cup.

    Farewell Warne, I will not miss you. McGill will get to shine and if not him then certainly Dan Cullen.
  8. Kyptastic VIP

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    I don't think its cut and dry that Cullen will be next after MacGill. Callum Bailey, Cameron White, Beau Casson and Hauritz are all good chances as well.

    I'd like to see White in as the all-rounder in Symonds/Watsons place myself
  9. jedichef1 Jedi Master

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    I think white would make a good replacement if he works hard on his bowling, even get warne to work with him. His batting would be a great addition
  10. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight

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    How long does the average Cricket career last?
  11. khabarakh23 Jedi Padawan

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    As an Englishman I think you replace Warne with Stephen Hawking
  12. Mustafar_66 Jedi Master

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    As an Englishman, THANK GOD!

    But seriously, it'll be a shame to see him go. A true Cricketing legend.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I love the headline for the Warne tribute in the NZ Herald;

    Sex, Pies & Videotape - Shane Warne's wild world

    [face_laugh]
  14. Kyptastic VIP

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    Most players, as long as they're playing well, can until late 30's. Most retire mid to late 30's, although some go earlier and some later.

    On another note, Harmison retired from one-day matches on the same day
  15. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    To be a bit more specific, Warne played his first game of first-class (State) cricket in the 88-89 season, I believe. So 20 years at the top level is the upper end (Warne is 37.)

    Though you have players like Tendulkar who were in their national teams at 16...he's been around forever. And Lara shows no signs of retiring yet and he's Warne's age.
  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master

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    So basically, a cricketer's sporting career actually lasts longer than a lot of other sports if they're good enough.


    [link=http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/273626.html]McGrath isn't going anywhere[/link]
  17. Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master

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    Nor should he. I don't know why, but it frustrated me that the media speculated that he would be retiring as well when he has only recently had time off and he has come back from that 'with a vengence'... of sorts.
  18. Kyptastic VIP

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    [link=http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/273700.html]McGrath to go after World Cup[/link]'

    Hopefully they can win it as a going away present :(
  19. Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master

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  21. epic Ex Mod

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    the changing of the guard has begun.

    Warne = greatest bowler and 2nd greatest player of all time
  22. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master

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    You didn't finish that thought for the rest of us, epic. :p
  23. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight

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    It'd be nice if I could actually see this game in the states. I'm not quite sure how the game is played. It's a little like baseball, no?
  24. George_Roper Jedi Knight

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    Only in terms of the use of bats and balls (though not the same type), and catching the ball for an out. But I'm no expert.
  25. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master

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    You have two teams, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out and when he is out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out the side that's out comes in and the side that's in goes out, and tries to get those coming in out. Some times you get men still in and not out. When both sides have been in and out - including the not outs; that's the end of the game.
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