Who do u think had it in him to continue his career?

India
July 18, 2009 1:54am CST
Hi all There have been many players who have given outstanding performances throughout their career, and when they decided to call it quits, we wondered whether they really should have done that so early. So who do you think so have probably played a lot more before retiring? The cricketer who had it in him to keep going till some time more.
5 responses
• Pakistan
18 Jul 09
Every player dream of ending their career at high. So that they must be remembered after wards. So sometimes, when they reach that stage when they know they have to retire sooner or later, they try to retire at their prime.. And its also embrassing for such players to ask for retirement when they are at their lows, they are not been picked or forced to retire so that new talent could come. Take the examples of Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath, Matthew Hayden, Gary Kirsten, Justin Langer, Damien Martyn, Adam Gilchrist, they all retired at their supreme and thats why we still remember them :)
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
18 Jul 09
Matthew hayden had a horrid time in the test series against india in india after which he retired.
• Pakistan
19 Jul 09
one bad series won't make you a bad player or a player whose career is over :p he retired than after ashes as far as i remember. and he was playing well. Even after all these years, he still plays well, as he showed it in IPL..
• India
19 Jul 09
hmm.... Hayden's IPL 2 form was simply superb....... and he looked fit physically too.... he should have continued
• India
18 Jul 09
Going by the IPL performance of Shane Warne, Shane Warne could have continued for a lot of years after retiring. If he was playing today, he would still have been the best leg spinner at this age. Even Andrew Flintoff who has announced retirement from Test cricket should continue playing Test cricket.
• India
19 Jul 09
Well Warne's career was full of controversies....He would rather have retired than face more insults :P
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
24 Jul 09
There are a few player who I feel could have continued well after they retired. Damien Martyn was one of them. He made batting look so easy, he scored so many runs and most of them when Australia were in trouble. For some reson he lost motivation half way through the Ashes and decided to leave, he though it was good to go rather than let his team mates down. Shaun Pollock was another player who retired early. He was loosing pace as time went on, but I thought he should have continued at least one form of the game. He was still miserly with the ball in ODIs. In test he was a little slow and with the rise of Steyn, he was brushed aside and kept on the sidelines. His batting was also good. He seemed to have learned to pull form his uncle Graeme Pollock. Others who come to mind are Shane Warne. He was such a good player in his time. I think he had another year or two of test cricket in him. Michael Slater also retired very early, he had some injuries and his form was not so good in the matches before he retired. I really wanted to see Gilly and Hayden in the next world cup, but they too have now retired, they were not young though.
• India
20 Jul 09
I think Saurav Ganguly and Matthew Hayden, even as well as Stephen Fleming and Damien Martyn could have gone on to play more years of cricket which I think they had it in them to continue for more time. But decisions are not always easy to make by. They sure might be having some long lasting effect on their minds if taken due to some uncharacteristic reasons. Many of them have retired unselfishly thinking of the teams progress ahead of them and that is how it goes!!
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
18 Jul 09
Certainly there are many who decided to retire on a high who could have played for some more time. To name a few glen mcgrath, shoun pollock, stephen fleming and sanath jayasuria. But one player who could have played for a couple of more years is the recently retired sourav ganguly. He had a fantastic farewell from both the team and personal perspective. Many other reasons then just finishing on a high led him to retire. For that reason i think he should have continued for some more time.